Chainsaw training gives students hands-on experience

April 9, 2019
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NREM students participated in chainsaw and wildland fire safety training at Hickory Grove Park.

Safety and Woods Worker (SAWW) training was held on March 23-24. Students at the training assisted in the removal of declining ash trees from Hickory Grove Park new Colo, IA. They learned a lot about handling a saw and helped out Story County in the process.

NREM students completed their National Wildfire Coordinating Group S-212 Wildland Fire Chain Saws training at Hickory Grove Park near Colo, IA on April 5-7.  The course provides introduction to the function, maintenance and use of 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.

SAWW training

SAWW training

SAWW training

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