FWS Non-Fire Chainsaw Safety Course


Target Audience:

US FWS Personnel who are given the responsibility to operate chainsaws. 

Summary and Objectives: 

This course is designed to train beginning sawyers to work safely and efficiently, without causing injury to themselves, others or equipment. An evaluator will assess the trainee's skill level for applicable documentation and certification. 

Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Define and apply chainsaw safety standards as required by OSHA and agency handbooks, manuals, directives, and owner's manuals.
  • Identify and demonstrate basic chainsaw operation, troubleshooting, maintenance, and safety features.

Competencies Addressed: 

Health and Safety Awareness - Basic, Safety - Basic, Oral Communication - Basic, Risk Management - Basic

Course Short Name
Course Type
Training Tuition Cost
36 hours
Training Credit Hours
Semester Hours
Course Contact

Questions and Registration

Course Contact


*DOI PIV card holders may use the button above to register for courses directly in DOI Talent. If you are not affiliated with DOI, follow instructions for External, Non-DOI learners to obtain an account. Need help for registration, contact session contact.