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




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.


Register by 11/19/2019
Private Sector


Register by 11/19/2019
Public Sector


If you are having trouble with registration, please call 413-545-2604 for assistance.

First Name Affiliation
Keith Town of Holliston
Michael City of Newton DPW
Brendan City of Newton DPW
Eric Town of Walpole
Dennis City of Newton DPW
Joe City of Newton DPW
Paul Town of Walpole
Shane City of Newton
Wayne City of Newton DPW
Kelvin City of Newton DPW
Robert Town of Holliston
  • 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: