Snow and Ice Operations for Front Line Employees-Chicopee

Date: 11/8/2023 7:30 AM - 11/8/2023 3:00 PM

Location: UMass Transportation Center Aviation & Research Training Center
27 Lonzack St

Chicopee, Massachusetts




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While all are welcome to attend regardless of their position with a DPW, Snow and Ice Operations for Front Line Employees is designed for plow operators and those who are directly involved in snow removal.

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
First Name Affiliation
Tyshauwn Town of Palmer DPW
Darin Town of Granville
Derek Town of Longmeadow DPW
Kaiden Town of Dalton
Travis Town of Hubbardston
Abbie Town of Shrewsbury
Ted Town of Hadley
Rich Town of Hubbardston
Michael Town of Westhampton
Devon Town of Granville
Charlie Town of Tolland
Eric Town of Whately
Joshua Town of Palmer DPW
Frank Town of Longmeadow DPW
Joseph Town of Palmer DPW
Wayne Town of Palmer DPW
Neil Town of Hubbardston
Reginald Town of Palmer DPW
John Town of Dalton
Cory Town of Longmeadow DPW
Cory Town of Otis
Corey Town of Granville
Austin Town of Westhampton
Ed Town of Shrewsbury
Ben Town of Hubbardston
Scott Town of Westhampton
Dylan Town of Whately
Wade Town of Hadley
David Town of Longmeadow DPW
Cody Town of Longmeadow DPW
Ian Town of Hadley
Sebastian Town of Shrewsbury
  • Michael Smith
    Technical Training Specialist at UMass Transportation Center (UMTC)
    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 operations 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: