National Wildfire Coordinating Group

S-212, Wildland Fire Chainsaws, 2012

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Course Materials

This instructor-led course has pre-course work (estimate 1 hour). Additional information about the course can be found on the Overview page.


  1. Read the S-212 Chainsaw Glossary of Terms to become familiar with terminology used in this course.
  2. Review this Chainsaw Safety video which discusses recent events regarding refueling accidents. A short discussion about this will be discussed in class.

    Time:  12:05

These materials are for instructor-led delivery.

Click the individual links to download material or download all materials in a zip file: Part 1 (597 MB), Part 2 (759 MB), Part 3 (970 MB).

The Instructor Guide may contain references to appendices with presentations, exams, or ordering information. All materials from the course CD/DVD/USB are available here under the appropriate content title. While the CD/DVD/USB for this course is no longer sold through the cache, other materials might be. Reference the NWCG NFES Catalog - Part 2:  Publications, PMS 449-2.

These materials are in the process of being updated. As a result, the materials below may not be accessible. Please contact NWCG if you need assistance having the documents read.


Unit Quizzes/Field Evaluation

Course coordinators, Lead Instructors or Unit Training Officers may email for access to the unit quizzes, answer keys, and field evaluation. The request must come from an official NWCG partner email address.



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