Hands-on Chainsaw Safety Training

NEW!!!  We're pleased to offer three Game of Logging Level 1 classes in New York:

• Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Georgetown Fire Department, Georgetown, NY (Madison County)
• Friday, July 21, 2017 at Cook County Park, Greene, NY (Chenango County)
• Saturday, July 22, 2017 in Port Crane, NY (Broome County)

All classes start at 8 am and end at 4 pm, and the participation fee is $25. 
To register for one of the classes, please e-mail chainsawsafety@bassett.org or call 800-343-7527.
In your e-mail, make sure to include the following information:

• Class Date Preference
• Availability for Other Date If Preferred Class Fills Up
• Name (First and Last)
• Mailing Address (address line, city, state, zip)
• Physical Address (if different from mailing address)
• Phone Number(s)

If we are able to register you for the class, we will send you a confirmation letter and invoice. If the class fills up before you are registered, we will let you know and determine if you would like to remain on the waitlist for notification of additional classes offered around the state later in the year.

NYCAMH Chainsaw Safety Team


NYCAMH has partnered with Bill Lindloff's ProCuts to offer Game of Logging trainings to farmers across New York. We subsidized the cost of the class through a generous grant from the New York State Department of Health. Game of Logging is widely recognized as a leader in logging safety. The program combines traditional 'classroom' lecture with a hands-on component, so students can put their newly learned skills to the test. In the past few years, over 400 participants have been trained through this partnership between NYCAMH and ProCuts. We hope to continue this program in the future, if funding allows.

Similar forestry safety training courses are offered to members of the Empire State Forest Products Association. Information on these trainings can be found at www.newyorkloggertraining.org.

On-site workshops are available through NYCAMH, covering safe chainsaw use which covers equipment, operation and storage. This session is intended to be an introduction and is not adequate preparation for felling standing trees. Participants will not be using a chainsaw as part of the workshop; however, they might see a ham get mangled. Contact NYCAMH directly for more information regarding this classroom safety training.