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Training: Chainsaw Safety
Location: Ashaway Fire- 213 Main Street
POC: Chief Peacock
Start Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Duration 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM


Chainsaw Operations and Safety
An overview of the best practices when using a chainsaw in the wildland!

This training will be an overview of basic chainsaw operations & safety. Chainsaws are a common and necessary tool used to fight wildfires. It is also a dangerous tool that is commonly misused. The class will educate firefighters on common mishandlings of chainsaws. The goal is to demonstrate proper safety procedures and use of saws. DEM hopes this training builds interest from individual departments to participate in their complete full day chainsaw safety class where students can handle saws and demonstrate safety procedures!
Date & Time:
Tuesday, May 21st, 1900 Hours

Olney Knight & Ben Arnold
RI DEM Forest Fire Program
Olney Knight has been RI’s Forest Fire Program Coordinator since 2014. He has a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources. Olney has been in the fire service for 12 years.

Ben Arnold has been a RI Forest Ranger since 2013. Ben also serves as training officer for the division of Forestry. He has been a wildland firefighter for 13 years.

Sponsored by:
The Rhode Island Southern Firefighter’s League

Hosted by:
Ashaway Fire Department
213 Main Street Ashaway, RI

All members of the Southern League are invited and encouraged to attend!

Posted on 04/18/2019 at 12:48 PM by Secretary Christopher Koretski

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