Snow and Ice Operations - Braintree

Date: 11/20/2018 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Sealcoating, Inc.
825 Granite Street
Braintree, Massachusetts

Capacity:

43/43


Overview

This course will teach planning for winter weather and cover:

  • The proper use of salt and liquid anti-icers and the environmental impacts.
  • Pre wetting and pre-treating
  • Anti-icing vs. De-icing.
  • The use of sand and it’s environmental impact.
  • Equipment calibration, usage specification and technology.
  • Snow and ice policy for public review. 
  • Cost benefit analysis of salt vs. sand.
Registration 7:30 AM. Class begins at 8:00 AM.
 
Attendees
First Name Affiliation
Mike Town of Scituate (MA)
Robert Town of Barnstable
Dominic City of Newton DPW
Joel City of Newton
Dan Town of Walpole
Mathew Town of Walpole
Jason Town of Scituate (MA)
Kevin Town of Walpole
Bill Town of Avon
Glen Town of Belmont
Jacob Town of Scituate (MA)
Louis Town of Stoneham
Andrew Town of Walpole
Chris Town of Barnstable
Richard Town of Walpole
George City of Newton
Jason City of Newton
Robert Town of Walpole
James Town of Lakeville
Paul Town of Walpole
Peter Town of Avon
Fabio City of Newton
Richard Town of Walpole
John Town of Walpole
Kevin Town of Scituate (MA)
Brad Town of Barnstable
Andrew Town of Scituate (MA)
Franklin Town of Lakeville
Phil Town of Scituate (MA)
Al Town of Walpole
Ricardo Town of Stoneham
Mark Town of Scituate (MA)
Joseph Town of Stoneham
Nick City of Newton
David Town of Walpole
Jason City of Newton
Joseph Town of Stoneham
Jim Town of Walpole
Steve Town of Walpole
Roby Town of Yarmouth
David Town of Barnstable
Dennis Town of Scituate (MA)
Instructors
  • Michael Smith
    Technical Training Specialist at UMTC UMass Amherst
    Michael Smith is the Baystate Roads Technical Training Specialist. He was a Highway Superintendent for 20 years where he developed and implemented modern road maintenance techniques. Mike was responsible for day to day operation and long range planning for the municipality.

    Before retiring in 2015, Mike was also a firefighter for 34 years. He is a lifelong resident of Heath, Massachusetts, whose teaching style includes a healthy portion of humor and student interaction. Mike can be reached at: mdsmith@umass.edu