Wildland Fire Chain Saws - Truckee Meadows Community College
Course Name: S-212 - Wildland Fire Chain Saws

This is an instructor-led course intended to be presented at the local level. The course lessons provide an 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 chainsaw, providing hands-on cutting experience in surroundings similar to fireline situations.

Course Date: Apr. 24 - 26, 2023
Course Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Course Location: William N. Pennington Health Science Center
Address: 18600 Wedge Parkway, Building B, Reno, NV, 89511
Room: TBA
Price: $325
Pre-Study: No
Target Group:

Personnel desiring to be qualified as firefighter type 1 (FFT1), incident commander type 5 (ICT5) or felling boss, single resource (FELB).



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

Mandatory Dress Code is Business Casual.

Register for Wildland Fire Program Courses

See our registration/payment site to view upcoming workshops, pay online and reserve your spot.

Note: Wildland Fire Program courses are not eligible for financial aid.

Course Cancellation Policies


In rare cases, classes may be canceled due to very low enrollment or weather conditions. If this occurs, students will be notified and will have the option of attending another class or request a refund within two weeks of cancellation.


Cancel more than three business days in advance of the class start date and you’ll receive a full refund minus a $10 cancellation fee. Cancel three working days or less and receive a 50% refund minus a $10 cancellation fee. Once class begins, however, refunds will not be given.

Inclement Weather Policy

If a workshop is canceled due to an unexpected College closure (i.e., weather conditions, etc.) all attempts will be made to reschedule the class. Only if the class cannot be rescheduled will a full refund then be issued. Please listen to the radio or check the College website in order to determine if the school has closed. Every effort will be made to inform you of a class cancellation due to inclement weather. If you are unable to attend due to the weather in your area—but the class has not been canceled—you are still responsible to contact the department 24 hours in advance of the class start date.

Please contact us with any questions you may have prior to registration.