Chainsaw Safety for Trail Volunteers
Published on June 14, 2014 in Education, News & Updates
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Chainsaw Safety for Trail Volunteers, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA, June 21st and 22nd, 2014, 9 am – 5 pm both days.

Ten spaces are available for the chainsaw training course funded by the RTP.

This two day class is designed for volunteer trail stewards who will be assisting in trail cleanup efforts after major storm events.

Students will learn basic chainsaw maintenance skills, essential safety equipment and procedures, and proper techniques for safely using chainsaws for removing storm debris off of public trails.

Participants will also come away with a greater respect for the power and danger of storm damaged trees, and will understand most importantly what trees to stay away from.

All attendees must show up with the following equipment: Full length chaps, steel toed boots, hard hat with face shield, safety glasses, ear protection, leather gloves, weather appropriate clothing, water, snacks, and lunch for both days.

Please bring a chainsaw if you have one, bar oil, mixed fuel, any maintenance tools you have, as well as felling wedges. All equipment will be inspected for functionality and will be used with instructor approval only.

Please contact the instructor with any questions about equipment before the class. Instructor: Walker Korby – Northeast Forest and Fire Management. Email.

Please contact Dick O’Brien to sign up. Registration fee is $25 and can be sent by check to Dick. Email or 978-870-3252


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