Snow and Ice Operations - Newton

Date: 11/19/2019 8:00 AM - 11/19/2019 3:00 PM

Location: Newton Fire Department
1164 Centre Street

Newton, Massachusetts

Capacity:

20/30


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
Keith Town of Holliston
Brendan City of Newton DPW
P City of Newton DPW
Eric Town of Walpole
Daniel Town of Walpole
Matt Town of Walpole
Dennis City of Newton DPW
Joe City of Newton DPW
Richard Town of Walpole
Larry City of Newton DPW
Dylan City of Framingham
Paul Town of Walpole
Al City of Newton DPW
Richard Town of Walpole
John Town of Walpole
C City of Newton DPW
David City of Framingham
David Town of Walpole
Jim Town of Walpole
Robert Town of Holliston
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