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Apply on-line now for Colorado Firecamp's upcoming S-212 Wildland Fire Chain Saws classes:

  • March 7-10, 2024
  • April 11-14, 2024
  • May 2-5, 2024
  • May 30-June 2, 2024
  • June 20-23, 2024
  • July 11-14, 2024
  • August 1-4, 2024
  • August 22-25, 2024

Cost: $750 includes tuition, books, meals & lodging.

What to Bring to Class

Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)

MTDC Chain Saw Training

Felling Boss Training

Little Grass Valley Tree Felling Accident FLA — August, 2009

Freeman Reservoir tree felling fatality, 72-hour report & OSHA citation — June, 2009

Storm Mountain Ranch tree felling accident, OSHA citation — May, 2009

Andrew Palmer Fatality, Dutch Creek Incident, — June, 2008

OSHA citations

Volusia County Tree Felling Fatality
Scene Pictures — November, 2007

Big Creek Fire Accident — August, 2006

NWCG Hazard Tree and Tree Felling Task Group — link to hazard tree safety information

USFS Region 2 letter to Sen. Udall, re: S-212 cutting area — June, 2009

CSFS Faller Qualification Guidelines — May, 2006

USFS Region 2 Chainsaw Policy — February, 2005

S-235 Felling Boss Training, Issue Paper #12 — January, 1996

Wildland Fire Chain Saw Glossary — S-212 Pre-course work


U.S. Department of Labor

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Inspection Number: 313410839
Inspection Dates: 06/29/2009 - 10/01/2009
Issuance Date: 10/09/2009

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Notice of Unsafe or Unhealthful Working Conditions

Company Name:     Bureau of Land Management
Inspection Site:       Freeman Reservoir Campground, Craig, CO 81625

Citation 1 Item 1     Type of Violation: Serious

29 CFR 1910.266 (h)(2)(ii)  Before each tree is felled, conditions such as, but not limited to, snow and ice accumulation, the wind, the lean of tree, dead limbs, and the location of other trees, shall be evaluated by the feller and precautions taken so a hazard is not created for an employee.

  1. At the Freeman Reservoir Campground in Moffat County, Colorado, the BLM did not conduct an adequate evaluation concerning the lean of the tree and its location in relation to other trees.

  2. At the Freeman Reservoir Campground in Moffat County, Colorado, the evaluation conducted by the BLM did not provide for changing conditions.

Abatement Note: Non-emergency preplanned work areas will have written site specific risk assessments completed prior to tree felling or hazard tree removal operations.

Abatement Note: Abatement certification is required for this item (see enclosed "Sample Abatement Certification Letter").

Date By Which Violation Must be Abated:  01/27/2010


/s/ Herb Gibson
Area Director


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