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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Employees Attend Chainsaw Refresher Course
Northeast Region, December 4, 2013
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Dustin Murray looking at the chainsaw sharpening guide tool.
Dustin Murray looking at the chainsaw sharpening guide tool. - Photo Credit: Pat DiDomizio
Reviewing proper positioning of the chainsaw handle while felling.
Reviewing proper positioning of the chainsaw handle while felling. - Photo Credit: Pat DiDomizio
Review of felling techniques.
Review of felling techniques. - Photo Credit: Pat DiDomizio

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees from six different refuges in the Northeast attended a chainsaw use and safety refresher course at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland.  These safety courses are conducted annually to ensure that all employees using maintenance equipment are properly trained.  A representative from the Stihl chainsaw company presented a comprehensive training course on equipment safety, parts of the chainsaw, proper tension of mounting bars and chains, as well as the overall maintenance and storage of chainsaws.
Participants also held an in-depth discussion of modern fuel issues associated with down-time of equipment and how to avoid pit falls. Following the classroom portion of the training the group observed a field demonstration on felling and bucking techniques of timber.
 

 

 


Contact Info: Pat DiDomizio, 410-228-5889 Ex:23, pat_didomizio@fws.gov



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