2023 Logging First Aid & Safety Classes
Registration opens December 1 for ALC-Idaho’s 2023 Logging First Aid and Safety classes. The classes will be held at several locations throughout Idaho between March 7 and April 6, 2023. OSHA and the State of Idaho Logging Safety Regulations require that all workers in the woods participate in Logger First Aid & Safety Training every year. This class is also a required component of the Idaho Pro-Logger continuing education program.
Register online HERE.
St. Maries – 8 a.m. (CLASS IS FULL) or 1 p.m. (CLASS IS FULL) March 14
Pierce – 8 a.m. March 15 (CLASS IS FULL)
Grangeville – 8 a.m. (CLASS IS FULL) or 1 p.m. March 16
McCall – 8 a.m. March 21
Lewiston – 8 a.m. (CLASS IS FULL) or 1 p.m. March 22
Bonners Ferry – 8 a.m. (CLASS IS FULL) or 1 p.m. March 23
Ponderay – 8 a.m. (CLASS IS FULL!) or 1 p.m. March 28
St. Maries – 8 a.m. (CLASS IS FULL) or 1 p.m. March 29
Moscow – 8 a.m. March 30
Emmett – 8 a.m. April 4
Orofino – 8 a.m. (CLASS IS FULL) or 1 p.m. April 5
Coeur d’Alene – 8 a.m. or 1 p.m. April 6
Sign-up opens for RT-130 Fire Refresher Training
Online sign-up is available for those planning to attend the 2023 RT-130 annual fire refresher training, with three classes scheduled this year in March, April and June.
Inland Forest Management is offering the Annual Wildland Fire Refresher RT-130 training (in person) and work capacity testing on three different dates in an effort to accommodate everyone’s schedule, according to IFM.
The cost of the four-hour training is $65 if pre-registered online. Registration will also be accepted at the door for a higher fee.
Classes are planned for Wednesday, March 29; Wednesday, April 12; and Tuesday, June 6. All classes will be in Ponderay, Idaho.
Visit www.inlandforest.com to sign up by clicking on the “WILDFIRE/FUELS” tab at the top of the page and following the “online firefighter training registration” link.
For more information, visit www.inlandforest.com, email Amber@inlandforest.com or call (208) 263-9420.
IDL launches wildland firefighter online training
The Idaho Department of Lands has launched a new online fire training portal for loggers, industrial forestland owners and foresters, providing access to training resources that qualifies them to safely fight fire on their own land within areas where IDL provides fire protection.
The portal connects these forestry professionals with traditional in-person or virtual classes, and free self-directed online learning.With proper training, owners and operators of heavy equipment can become eligible to contract for work suppressing fire on other lands protected by IDL. This adds to the firefighting capacity of IDL while also benefitting local economies.
The Associated Logging Contractors of Idaho (ALC) supports this new training opportunity.
“This partnership with industry is more important than ever as wildfires have become more frequent and more severe,” said ALC Executive Director Shawn Keough. “Our logging contractors and crews are usually close by and can provide initial attack before others can even arrive thus putting out fires or keeping them small and controlled. They also have the skills and equipment to continue working on containing a fire.”
IDL’s new training portal is available at https://www.idl.idaho.gov/fire-management/fire-training-for-loggers-and-industrial-foresters/
Pro-Logger Continuing Credits
More classes and workshops are being scheduled and this list will be updated regularly. A note about credits: Generally, one credit is given for each hour of instructional time. Credit is not given for non-instructional time (i.e. driving time or meals, unless accompanied with a presentation).
January 27 – The 31st Annual Family Foresters Workshop: Doubletree Hotel, Spokane, WA. Info: 208-292-2525 or www.uidaho.edu/FamilyForesterWorkshop
February 9 – Identifying Idaho’s Trees: U of I Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center, Sandpoint. Info: 208-263-8511
February 18 – Backyard Forests: U of I Research Park, Post Falls. Info: 208-292-2525
February 22-24 – The 15th Annual Safety Fest of the Great Northwest: NIC Workforce Training Center, Post Falls. Info:
February 23 – Backyard Forests: U of I Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center, Sandpoint. Info: 208-263-8511
February 23-25 – The 85th Annual Oregon Logging Conference: Eugene, OR. Info: 541-686-9191 or https://oregonloggingconference.com/event/oregon-logging-conference/
March 7-April 6 – 2023 Logger First Aid and Safety Training: Multiple locations. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View class schedule and register at
https://members.idahologgers.com/calendar_list.asp Questions? Contact Jolene or Julie at the ALC Office at 208-667-6473 or email Julie@idahologgers.com or Jolene@idahologgers.com.
March 7 – 42nd Annual Inland Empire Reforestation Council Meeting: Coeur d’Alene Resort. Info: 503-226-4562
March 14 – Identifying Idaho’s Trees: U of I, Community Presbyterian Church, St. Maries. Info: 208-245-2422
March 18 – Map & Compass for Forestry: U of I Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center, Sandpoint. Info: 208-263-8511
March 23 – Backyard Forests: U of I, Community Presbyterian Church, St. Maries. Info: 208-245-2422
April 8 – Identifying Idaho’s Trees: U of I Research Park, Post Falls. Info: 208-292-2525
June 7 – Measuring Your Trees: U of I Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center, Sandpoint. Info: 208-263-8511
This list is updated monthly. Please call the ALC office for a complete and up-to-date list: (208) 667-6473 or (800) 632-8743.
(Logger Education to Advance Professionalism)
Please register online HERE. Please register as soon as possible, but no later than March 24, 2023, to assure your place and help us plan.
Spaces will be filled by paid registrations on a first-come basis.
March 7 – LCSC Williams Conference Room, 801-899 4th St., Lewiston. Info: 208-885-7718
March 8 – Elks Lodge, 628 Main Avenue, St. Maries. Info: 208-245-2422
March 9 – Ponderay Events Center, 401 Bonner Mall Way, Suite E, Sandpoint. Info: 208-263-8511
April 4-6: University of Idaho Extension Office, 958 S. Lochsa St, Suite 105, Post Falls. Info: 208-292-2525
April 18-20: UI Pitkin Forest Nursery, 1025 Plant Science Rd., Moscow. Info: 208-885-7718