Disaster Response Provides Chainsaw Training

Below is a photo gallery of the Disaster Response Chainsaw Training at Bee Creek UMC on Saturday, November 7.

"Chainsaw Training is important because there are certain disasters where using a chainsaw is critical," said Conference Disaster Response Coordinator Eugene Hileman. "During certain wind events, such as tornadoes in wooden areas, you have to cut out those trees and clear some of the land around the homes." 

The most recent use of Disaster Response volunteers using chainsaws was during the aftermath of the Bastrop Forest Fires. 

Chainsaw training is an advanced training for those who have an ERT (Early Response Team) badge already. 

There will be another chainsaw training to be announced for the Spring.