Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
This course provides the basic knowledge, understanding, function, maintenance, and use of internal combustion engine powered chain saws. The student will also learn the tactical use of wildland fire chainsaws. Field exercises support entry level training for fighters with little or no previous experience in operating a chain saw. The field exercises will provide students with hands-on cutting experience in surroundings similar to fire line 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.
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