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.

Basic chainsaw training will be Friday at 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Camp clean up also will be Friday at 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Sleeping accommodations are furnished, attendees need to bring a sleeping bag or bedding for bunk beds, toiletries, towels and washcloths. Food will be furnished by the camp.

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.

If you need any information prior to the event, please call John Weber at (210) 861-6602.