When tornados, wind storms and hurricanes strike, they topple trees and break limbs throughout an area. That damage can cost homeowners thousands of dollars to remove. Limbs often prevent people from moving their vehicles or entering their homes, creating large barriers to people's recovery.

This training teaches basic skills on how to safely operate chainsaws while helping survivors after a disaster. Basic tree felling and bucking techniques will also be reviewed/introduced. This is a full-day course with classroom training followed by hands-on training with a chainsaw.

Students should come dressed for field operations — long pants, preferably long sleeve work shirt, work shoes or boots (tennis shoes and sneakers not permitted); no shorts or sandals.

TBM Disaster Relief Orientation is a prerequisite for this class. It can be taken online by clicking here.

Chainsaws and safety equipment will be provided. This training is free; however, all attendees are required to purchase a manual at a cost of $12.00. Pre-registration online is required. Class size is limited to 25.

If you need any information prior to the event, please call Mike Pedigo at (409) 626-4186.