Other than safety, safety, safety — shop instruction is perhaps the most valuable to apprentice sawyers: learning how to tear-down, inspect, re-assemble, and properly adjust a chainsaw in the field.
U.S. Forest Service chainsaw safety video
Something else that sets Colorado Firecamp apart: the formal, written field evaluation for all our S-212 students that accompanies the recommendation for faller certification. Instructor Jeff McGinnis fills out the paperwork as a sawyer and swamper finish limbing a tree.
Instructor Jeff McGinnis demonstrates the hazard assessment and step-cut technique for removing a hang-up tree.