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Not Just Fun and Games

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Student being coached by professional logger on chainsaw safety

Student being coached by professional logger on chainsaw safety.

Ten students from the Environmental Conservation & Forestry program earned their Game of Logging Level 1 certification in March:
Riley Schmaler - adult student
Derrikk Raymond - Argyle CSD
Ryann Mattison - Argyle CSD
Raven Carlisle - Hudson Falls CSD
Matthew Defayette - Lake George CSD
John Rogalo - Mechanicville CSD 
Richie Latimer - Stillwater CSD
Nathan Voorhis - So. Glens Falls CSD 
Gabe Smith - Queensbury CSD
Donald Carpenter - Warrensburg CSD

What is the Game of logging?

The Game of Logging (GOL) is widely acknowledged as the premier chainsaw safety and productivity training program in the country, offering hands on chainsaw safety training in a competitive environment. Top instructors across the country combine demonstration with participation to teach chainsaw safety, productivity, conservation and cutting techniques.

GOL Level 1 focuses on introducing the participant to open face felling and the development of techniques to safely use it. Topics covered include personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, chainsaw reactive forces, bore cutting, pre-planning the fell, and understanding hinge wood strength.

Kudos to the students who achieved this certification. To learn more visit gameoflogging.com GOL is just one of the many certifications that students in the Environmental Conservation & Forestry program obtain during their time at CTE.

Professional logger demonstrates chainsaw safety in the classroom.

Professional logger demonstrates chainsaw safety in the classroom.

Logger gives the students tips.

Professional logger gives the students tips.

Logger demonstrates on a tree.

Professional logger demonstrates proper technique on a tree.