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/
2022 Motor Carrier Seminars
Idaho state and federal agencies that administer trucking-related requirements will be at six locations through Idaho in the month of August to answer questions and share information.
Who should attend? Commercial motor carriers, farm, logging, agricultural haulers, and anyone involved with the trucking industry are encouraged to attend. You will have an opportunity to ask questions during the presentation and speak one-on-one with agency representatives.
Which agencies will be represented? Idaho Transportation Department, Idaho State Tax Commission, Idaho State Police, and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
What is the cost? There is no cost to attend.
When and where are the seminars? Each session is approximately 2 hours. The locations and times are:
8:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 9, ITD District 2 Big Conference Room, 2600 Frontage Road, Lewiston.
8:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 10, ITD District 1 EOC Conference Room, 600 W. Prairie, Coeur d’Alene.
8:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 16, ITD District 6 Large Conference Room, 206 N. Yellowstone Highway, Rigby.
8:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 17, ITD District 5 Annex Large Conference Room, 5151 South 5th Ave., Pocatello.
8:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. Thursday, August 18, Idaho State Police Conference Room, 218 W. Yakima Ave., Jerome.
8:30 a.m. Friday, August 19, Idaho State Police Conference Room, 218 W. Yakima Ave., Jerome.
8:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 23, ITD District 3 Mountain Conference Room, 8150 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise.
You are not required to sign up, but if you do and provide an email address, you will receive a reminder one to two business days prior to the session.
Register Now: Seminar Flyer 2022
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).
Ongoing – Blueprint Reading for Welders: Virtual course at North Idaho College. Information: (208) 769-3214 or www.nic.edu/wtc
Ongoing – Falcon Forestry Equipment Grapple Carriage Webinar Series: Virtual course. Information: https://www.falconforestryequipment.com/ffe-grapple-carriage-webinar-series
8/18 – Restoring Idaho Streams: University of Idaho, Boundary County Extension Office. Information: (208) 267-3235
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 First Aid & Safety Training
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 as well. Questions? Call (208) 667-6473.
UPDATE: If you would like to be notified if any additional classes are going to be held, please feel free to email Jolene at firstname.lastname@example.org, with your name, company name, and nearest city/town. We will let you know if we hold any additional classes. Thank you for your interest and participation!
LEAP Update Training
(Logger Education to Advance Professionalism)
No classes scheduled at this time. Call (208) 885-7718 for details or watch this website for updates.