This week, Lomakatsi’s Fire Operations Manager Sean Voorhes is leading a training on safe chainsaw operation and tree falling for JCFD5, fulfilling the National Wildfire Coordinating Group S-212 Wildland Fire Chainsaw certification. Yesterday, recruits spent the morning in the classroom learning about sawing best practices and safety. They spent the afternoon with chainsaws in hand, practicing what they learned on an active forest restoration and fuels reduction operation Lomakatsi is managing as part of the West Bear All-Lands Restoration Project. In addition to chainsaw operations, Sean also explained the basics of ecological thinning and fuels reduction. JCFD5 has a great group of recruits, many with prior wildland fire experience who helped demonstrate cutting and falling techniques to peers.