Professional Training


Fuels Training Designed To Avoid Frustration - Gain Confidence
 

Our training packages are designed to equip clients with more knowledge, skills, and ability than many wildland firefighters receive.  Valuable training that you won't find anywhere else in the Four Corners Area... guaranteed.

 

  Training's available at our site or your personal property.  Choose or customize your package by contacting us today!

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Essential

Duration: 2 Full Days

  • Designed For Clients with Active Schedules - Time Appropriate

  • Property Resource Management Plan

  • Useful Equipment Selection, Demonstration, and Instruction

  • Our Basic Chainsaw TRNG Class

  • Chainsaw Bucking - Limbing - Clearing and Pile Construction 

  • Professional Tree Felling Service

  • 3 - Phone or Email Consultations 

  • 1 Additional (3 hour) Property Visit

  • Total Access to the Documents Library 

This is the who, what, where, when, why, how, and how much of fire mitigation!  Designed to answer questions, build fundamentals and keep clients engaged.   

We follow-up with clients, answer additional questions and monitor progress.  Specialized - Innovative training, drafted to help meet overall objectives. 

Price: Call for Price
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Standard

Duration: 3.5 Days

  • Designed For Clients with Active but flexible schedules.

  • Property Resource Management Plan

  • Useful Equipment Selection, Demonstration, and Instruction

  • Our Intermediate Chainsaw TRNG Class

  • Chainsaw Bucking - Limbing - Clearing 

  • Professional Tree Felling Service

  • 3 - Phone or Email Consultations 

  • 1 Additional (3 hour) Property Visit

  • Essential Tree Felling Instruction

  • In-climate/ Winter Burn Pile Operations (3 hour) Property Visit

  • Total Access to the Documents Library

All the great value our essential training package offers, with professional tree felling and burn pile operations added.  Designed for clients who have moderate fuel loading, less challenging tree hazards and are looking for speed to competency training (our most popular package).

Price: Call for Price
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Apex

Duration: 5 Continual Days

  • Designed for Clients who want it all!

  • Property Resource Management Plan

  • Useful Equipment Selection, Demonstration, and Instruction

  • Our Advanced Chainsaw TRNG Class

  • Chainsaw Bucking - Limbing - Clearing 

  • Professional Tree Felling Service

  • 3 - Phone or Email Consultations 

  • 1 Additional (3 hour) Property Visit

  • Dynamic Tree Felling Instruction

  • Directional Tree Felling and Hazardous Snag Mitigation

  • In-climate/ Winter Burn Pile Operations (3 hour) Property Visit

  • Total Access to the Documents Library

This premium package is crafted for excessively fuel loaded properties, homestead clearing, commando-like personalities and is heavily focused on hazardous - directional tree felling applications.  

Price: Call for Price
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Professional Chainsaw Training

 
Because working in the forest is dangerous!
HFM travels to your home or job site, and provides candidates with executive hands-on experience.  Employing current technology, tools, and advanced techniques, we customize training that fits your needs.  Not comfortable with us training at your location?  No problem.  You can train at our site too.

We offers 3 levels of Chainsaw Safety Training based on your experience and/ or skill level. 
We're gender neutral and have been professionally training candidates for over 25 years.  Our instructors hold the upmost stringent ratings, regarding Federal and private qualifications to date.

Note: Each person must come to class prepared to cut wood.  This means wearing proper PPE, including chainsaw chaps/pants, hard hat with visor and/or safety glasses, gloves, protective leather boots (cut resistant highly recommended), hearing protection, a chainsaw saw in proper working order and fuel/bar oil for the chainsaw.
 
Basic Level Training - Intended for candidates that have little to no chainsaw experience.
 
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Chainsaw features

  • Reactive forces of the chainsaw

  • Safe use of the chainsaw

  • Introduction to field maintenance

  • Hinge and back-cut assessment w/wedge fundamentals (smaller diameter trees)

  • Open and Conventional Face Notching

  • Evaluation before felling and hazards

  • Exit strategy

  • Tension and Spring Pole assessment

  • Limbing and bucking techniques


Intermediate Level Training - Intended for candidates that have successfully completed Basic Level Training, or exhibit the fundamentals of solid Basic Level Training.
 
  • Refresher on body mechanics and proper body positioning

  • Refresher on PPE

  • Chainsaw safety feature overview

  • Hands-on chainsaw sharpening in the field

  • Proficient use of wedges

  • Proper tree felling evaluations

  • Spring pole demonstration and proper spring pole cutting techniques

  • Proficient use of the bore cut

  • More field time demonstrations


Advanced Level Training - Intended for candidates that have successfully completed Basic and Intermediate Level Training.
 
  • Precision felling

  • Hands-on application of felling trees of various size

  • Dangerous tree and hazardous situation evaluations

  • Various pressure cut methods

  • Tree processing and bucking techniques

  • Understanding hung trees