Snow and Ice Operations for Front Line Employees-Acton

Date: 11/14/2023 7:30 AM - 11/14/2023 3:00 PM

Location: Acton Police Dept.
371 Main St

Acton, 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
Richard Town of Acton
Brian Town of Acton
Tom Town of Berlin
Kyle Town of Maynard DPW
Kevin Town of Needham DPW
Adam Town of Berlin
Thomas Town of Maynard
Scott Town of Brewster DPW
Nathan Town of Maynard DPW
Sam Town of Wrentham DPW
Shawn Town of Maynard
Joe Town of Maynard DPW
Tyler Town of Needham
Chris Town of Needham
Dominic Town of Falmouth (MA) DPW
Richard Town of Maynard
Anthony Town of Needham DPW
Cameron Town of Needham DPW
Jason Town of Wrentham DPW
Matthew Town of Maynard
Fred Town of Brewster DPW
Jennifer Town of Concord
Gustavo Town of Needham
Chris Town of Berlin
Joe Town of Maynard
Zack Town of Needham DPW
Maurice Town of Concord DPW- Highway & Grounds Division
Griffin Town of Brewster DPW
Austin Town of Brewster DPW
Colin Town of Stow
Brian Town of Stow
Cory Town of Brewster DPW
Matti Town of Maynard
James Town of Maynard
Nick Town of Stow
  • 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: