Snow and Ice Operations for Front Line Employees-Pittsfield

Date: 9/27/2022 7:30 AM - 9/27/2022 3:00 PM

Location: Pittsfield Tavern at the A
303 Crane Ave

Pittsfield, 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
Jeffrey Town of Hadley
Dan Town of Williamsburg
Joshua Town of Williamstown DPW
James Town of Hinsdale
Michael Town of Westhampton
Ed Town of Richmond
Scott Town of Hinsdale
Devon Town of Hadley
Chad Town of Williamstown DPW
Michael Town of Savoy
Michael Town of Williamstown DPW
Michael Town of Savoy
Jebediah Town of Hadley
Jesse Town of Hadley
Mike Town of Hinsdale
Mark Town of Williamsburg
John Town of Williamsburg
Austin Town of Westhampton
Bryan Town of Williamsburg
Mike Town of Hinsdale
Andrew Town of Savoy
Mike Town of Cheshire
Travis Town of Richmond
Brett Town of Richmond
Scott Town of Westhampton
Barton Town of Hinsdale
Garret Town of Williamstown DPW
  • 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: