Issaquah Citizen Corps Council to teach chainsaw safety

January 29, 2013

By Staff

Learn chainsaw safety basics as the Issaquah Citizen Corps Council hosts a class soon.

The training focuses on chainsaw handling, operation and maintenance. The free class is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 2 at the city Public Works Operations Building, 670 First Ave. N.E. The class size is limited, so interested residents should register at the Issaquah Citizen Corps Council website, www.issaquahcitizencorps.com.

Equipment is provided to attendees. Participants must wear heavy boots and provide personal preparedness equipment, including gloves, eye protection and a helmet.

“We are always trying to think of new learning opportunities for the community,” Bruce Wendt, Community Emergency Response Team coordinator, said in a statement. “Given how hard storms hit this area it was an easy choice.”

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