This class is a broad and basic introduction to chainsaw use. It covers the parts of the chainsaw, care and maintenance of the chainsaw, chainsaw sharpening, basic chainsaw safety, techniques of use, and tips on how to handle a variety of simple situations that islanders may encounter after a storm or windfall. Pole saws and other auxiliary tools that are often used with the chainsaw will be touched on as well. Instructor will be Tom Hudson-Gomez, who has been active in disaster, tornado and hurricane response for some years in the South and Midwest. A minimum of six enrollees will be required to give the class.