Arkansas River Valley Wildland Fire Academy

Wildland Fire Chainsaws | S-212 | May 20th - 23rd

Location Russellville, AR
Event Date(s) May 20, 2019 to May 23, 2019
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Event Description

S-212 - Wildland Fire Chainsaws


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 chain saws, and their tactical wildland fire application. Field exercises support entry level training for firefighters with little or no previous experience in operating a chain saw, providing hands-on cutting experience in surroundings similar to fireline situations.

Wildland Fire Chainsaws | Cost: $150

All classes on Monday May 20th will begin that day at 0900 (CT).

On all other days, classes will begin at 0800 (CT).

Classes are scheduled to end each day by 1700 (CT).


  • Define and apply chain saw safety standards as required by OSHA and agency handbooks, manuals, directives, and owner’s manuals.
  • Identify and demonstrate basic chain saw operation, troubleshooting, maintenance, and safety features.
  • Demonstrate the tactical application of chain saws in fireline construction and mop up operations.

Course Components and Hours to Complete

  • Pre-selection assessment N/A
  • Pre-course work 1
  • Online training N/A
  • Instructor-led training 24-36
  • Total Hours 25-37
  • 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).

Minimum Instructor Qualifications
Instructor qualifications are agency determined.
See NWCG Instructor Certification at the beginning of this Guide.

Course Prerequisites
Qualified as a Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2).
Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.

Course Level