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Game of Logging

The Bassett Healthcare Network, New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health is offering level one and level two Game of Logging Classes.

Cost is $25. You must call them at 607-547-6023 or 800-343-7527 or send an email to chainsawsafety@bassett.org.


Date of Class City County Level of Class

Tuesday, December 4 Bluff Point Yates Level 1 (NYFOA sponsored)

Wednesday, December 5 Bluff Point Yates Level 2 (NYFOA sponsored)

Thursday, December 6 Conesus Livingston Level 1


Class Format: We offer two GOL classes:

The Level 1 class focuses on introducing the participant to open face felling and the development of techniques to safely use it. Topics covered include personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, chainsaw reactive forces, bore cutting, pre-planning the fell, and understanding hinge wood strength.

The Level 2 class focuses on maximizing chainsaw performance through basic maintenance, carburetor setting, and filing techniques. It also covers limbing and bucking, spring pole cutting, and safe felling practices.

Time: 8 am – 4 pm, Instructor: Bill Lindloff, Cost: $25

What to Bring: Please bring personal safety equipment, including a logging helmet, hearing protection, and logging chaps, along with a chain saw. If you do not own these items, some will be provided during the class; the one exception is the logging helmet, which you must supply yourself. Lastly, please bring a packed lunch.

How to Register: E-mail chainsawsafety@bassett.org or call 607-547-6023 and ask for Game of Logging.

Once we have this information, we’ll send a confirmation letter and invoice.

- Liane Hirabayashi and Pauline Boyer


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