Wood Chipper Operation & Safety - Hyannis

Date: 7/10/2024 8:00 AM - 7/10/2024 2:30 PM

Location: Hyannis Fire Department
95 High School Road Ext

Hyannis, Massachusetts




image of wood chipper

Course Description
This program will improve your safety skills and knowledge while operating a chipper.  Chipper operator safety depends on the ability to properly maintain and operate equipment, to help avoid serious injury or death. Hands on training will be provided.

Wood Chipper Safety is not a subject to be taken lightly. Serious injury and death can happen in the blink of an eye. Have you and your employees ever had any training on what many consider to be the most dangerous piece of equipment a municipality can own?

Wood chippers are often used on a daily basis and in adverse conditions. Make sure you and your crew are properly trained!

Participants must bring the following PPE (shared or personal):
PPE - Safety helmet (preferably a forestry one), eye & ear protection,
Boots, long pants, gloves are REQUIRED
Check-in begins at 7:30 am. Class start time 8:00 am.

Accommodations for Disabilities: UMTC endeavors to provide an inclusive learning environment for all. If you require special services or arrangements to fully participate in this workshop, please contact Caitlin Rachmaciej at crachmaciej@umass.edu or 413-230-9517 at least 14 days prior to the event. Such services are provided free of charge.

Also, if you have any dietary restrictions, please inform Caitlin Rachmaciej at least 10 days prior to the event.


First Name Affiliation
Nick Town of Barnstable DPW
Matthew Town of Barnstable DPW
Andy Town of Barnstable
Matthew Town of Barnstable DPW
Christopher Town of Dennis
Jason Town of Dennis
David Town of Barnstable
Flavio Town of Barnstable
John Town of Barnstable
Mitchell Town of Dennis
Makayla Town of Brewster DPW
Charles Town of Saugus
Brett Town of Dennis
Ben Town of Brewster DPW
Thomas Town of Dennis
Brett Town of Saugus
Chris Town of Hingham DPW
Bryan Town of Orleans
John Town of Hingham
Paul Town of Brewster DPW
Mark Town of Barnstable DPW
Arunas Town of Hingham DPW
James Town of Orleans
Nick Town of Hingham DPW
Paul Town of Barnstable
Jason Town of Barnstable
Ashley Town of Hingham DPW
John Town of Saugus
Adam Town of Brewster DPW
Andrew Town of Hingham DPW
Matt Town of Barnstable DPW
  • Tom Boudreau
    at Felix A. Marino Co., Inc.
    Tom Boudreau is currently a pavement preservation educator with Felix A. Marino out of Peabody, MA.  He was the Highway Surveyor for the Town of Warren for 9 years prior to his position with FAMCO. He holds an Associates Degree in Small Business Management, is a graduate of the Massachusetts Reserve Police Academy, and is also a Baystate Roads Scholar. Tom has primarily worked outdoors his entire career, starting with opening and operating a small landscaping business for over 15 years immediately out of high school, and has almost 25 years of experience as a CDL class B driver. He has also worked as a district leader in a financial services company and was the lead grounds man responsible for training new hires for a tree company. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, spending time with his siblings, and anything outdoors with his wife and their two boys.