Fire Academy 2015
S-212 Wildland Fire Chain Saws - FULL

Course Description:
This is an instructor-led course that provides an introduction to the function, maintenance and use of internal combustion engine-powered chain saws and their tactical wildland fire application. Field exercises support entry level training for firefighters with little or no previous experience in operating a chain saw, providing hands-on cutting experience in surroundings similar to fireline situations. This course does not provide agency-specific certification as a sawyer.

Course Objectives:
•Define and apply chain saw safety standards as required by OSHA; agency handbooks, manuals, directives; and owner's manuals.


•Identify and demonstrate basic chain saw operation, troubleshooting, maintenance, and safety features.

•Demonstrate the tactical application of chain saws in fireline construction and mop up operations.



Target Group:
Individuals desiring to be qualified as firefighter type 1 (FFT1), incident commander type 5 (ICT5), or felling boss (FELB).

Course Prerequisites:

Qualified as a firefighter type 2 (FFT2)
and

Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.

Course Coordinator
Phone / E-mail Address
Nomination Form

Tom Barnes

Big South Fork
NRRA

423-569-2404 ext 284

tommy_barnes@nps.gov