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Khowutzun Forest Services field staff is certified in several different areas.
Our silviculture crews are certified buckers and their supervisor is a certified faller. In total we have 8 certified buckers and 2 certified fallers. They received their British Columbia Ministry of Forests Chainsaw certification in July 2004.
12 KFS employees have completed training in how to use pesticide applicators in a forestry setting.
In addition 10 of our KFS employees have received their Danger Tree Assessor Certification for the Wildland Fire Safety Module also taken in July 2004.
We have the following courses completed in fire suppression:
S-100 Basic Fire Suppression
S-185 Fire Entrapment Avoidance and Fire Shelter Deployment
S-212 Fire Communications
S-232 Portable Water Pumps and Water Delivery Systems
S-235 Burn Off and Back Fire
S-230 Crew Boss
ICS-100 Incident Command System
Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Our crew bosses for our fire crews have over 10 years experience fighting fires on the island and the mainland.
The KFS Silviculture crew has worked on contracts from Weyerhaeuser, BC Hydro, TimberWest and the Municipality of North Cowichan as well as many others.
KHOWUTZUN FORESTRY SERVICES
PO Box 967, 200 Cowichan Way
Duncan, British Columbia V9L 3Y2 Canada