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NWCG S212 Wildland Fire Chainsaws (chain saws)

NWCG S-212 Wildland Fire Chainsaws and Storm Debris Removal (S212)

NWCG S 212 Wildland Fire Chain saws and Storm Debris Removal course is designed to meet the needs of wildland firefighters, while recognizing wildland firefighters, DPW and DOT personnel frequently assist with storm debris removal activities. The course is designed to train students in the proper use of chainsaws and techniques necessary to prepare for their functional role as a chainsaw operator on a wildland fire incident. Course includes a one-day session on storm debris removal. Focus of the storm debris session will be on tension and reactive forces in debris piles, tree felling techniques, limbing and bucking, spring poles and a discussion regarding interactions with utility crews and other public service issues.