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WFT 043 - Wildland Fire Chain Saws (S212)

Unit(s): 1.00

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in college composition written at a college level and read college-level texts.

This course provides the basic knowledge, understanding, function, maintenance, and use of internal combustion engine (ICE) powered chain saws. Students also learn about the tactical use of wildland fire chainsaws. Field exercises support entry level training for firefighters with little or no previous experience with operating a chain swam and provide students with hands-on cutting experience in surroundings similar to fireline situations. This is an entry-level course for students interested in wildland fire suppression, and is highly recommended prior to enrolling in the intermediate-level wildland fire-related course. This course meets the National Wildfire Coordinating Group’s (NWCG) requirements for an S-212 wildfire training course.

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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.


Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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