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S-212 Wildland Fire Chainsaws - Pine Ridge (FREE)

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This is an instructor-led course intended to be presented at the local level. The course lessons provide introduction to the function, maintenance and use of internal combustion engine powered chainsaws, and their tactical wildland fire application. Field exercises support entry level training for firefighters with little or no previous experience in operating a chainsaw, providing hands-on cutting experience in surroundings similar to fireline situations.


  • 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.
  • Demonstrate the tactical application of chainsaws in fireline construction and mop up operations.

Target Group

Individuals desiring to be qualified as Basic Faller (FAL3), Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1), Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5), or Felling Boss, Single Resource (FELB).

Pine Ridge Agency Fire Management 
POC: Justin Bauer
(605) 441-8395