Chainsaw Safety Training - Level 1
Event Dates
  • 07/13/2019 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Description

WHAT:           Chainsaw Safety Training Course Level I (Pre-registration is required)
Level I will cover basic chainsaw operation and safety, felling trees, safety gear options, maintenance of chainsaw and chain sharpening. 2 dates are being offered.  Sign up for Dec. 8, 2018 or July 13, 2019.  See link below.

WHY:             Volunteers are required to take a Chainsaw Safety Training Course before using a chainsaw in a Dane County Park. Volunteers are also required to have a signed chainsaw waiver form on file. 

WHO:             Open to all Dane County Park volunteers regardless of previous training or experience. Registered DC Park volunteers are given first preference for the class

WHEN:         Saturday July 13, 2019 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Signup HERE

Course will start at 8:00 am and end by 4:00 pm. Attendance of the entire training  is required to receive Forest Industry Safety Training Alliance (FISTA) certification.

WHERE:        Dane County Parks Shop 4318 Robertson Road. Madison, WI  53714
Lunch will be provided. In the afternoon, the class will be outside and include a hands on skills lab using your own chainsaw.

COST:           $30.00 to be pre-paid before the class. (Pre-registration is required)

Make check payable to Friends of Dane County Parks and send to Rhea Stangel-Maier, Dane County Parks, 4318 Robertson Road, Madison WI 53718.

To register, contact Rhea at (608) 224-3601 or  
This training class is being offered at a GREAT savings to volunteers who support Dane County Parks with land management projects. No refund will be issued unless a replacement is found to fill your spot.

WHAT TO BRING:       Safety gear – chaps, hard-hat, safety glasses, hearing/ear protection, and steel-toed boots. If you do not have the safety gear listed above please contact Rhea as we will have some to loan. Bring your own chainsaw and dress appropriate for an afternoon outside hands on training session. 


Dane County Parks Shop - 4318 Robertson Rd. Madison WI 53714

Morning session will be hosted inside and afternoon session will be outside with actual hands on chainsaw usage

Contact / 608-224-3601


Parks, Training, Volunteer