BCHW/USFS Chain Saw and Crosscut Saw Certification Program


Your Sawyer Program Leaders

Tom Mix and Tony Karniss   



Be aware : 

There may be an increase in likelihood of fuel geysering due to a delay in the transition from winter to summer blends at the pump.  Winter blends are more volatile since they are formulated to work in colder weather. The transition to a less volatile summer blend occurs in spring for most areas;  however, fuel supplies may be transitioning later than normal due to reduced travel.




 Gasoline being used during the warming months—May, June, July—may be more susceptible to geysering than in previous years.  



Pete Duncan
National Saw Program Manager

Forest Service



                                           Student Resources     


Sawyer Certification Class Online Registration Form   


Sawyer Certification Class (Printable) Registration/Data Entry Form                          


Chain Saw and Crosscut Training Course Student Guidebook


Saws that Sing: A Guide to using Crosscut Saws


An Ax to Grind                           






Saw Incident Report                          


List of Instructor/Evaluators


List of Crosscut Filers




BCHW Sawyer Class Online Registration Process Flow Chart


Crosscut Evaluation for information only


Chainsaw Evaluation for information only



                                              Sawyer Training Videos 

BC Faller Training Video

Spring Pole Video

Bucking--Bottom Bind Video

Bucking--Top Bind Video

Bucking--Blow Down Video

Bucking--Angle Cut Video

Situation Analysis Video



                                              Additional Resources



2017 Saw Program Volunteer Updates

Sawyer FAQ

Wildland Fire Chain Saws Student Workbook

State wide land manager radio communications frequencies and repeater chart






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BCHW/USFS  Chain Saw and Crosscut Saw Certification Program

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