Snow and Ice Operations for Front Line Employees-Newton

Date: 11/9/2022 7:30 AM - 11/9/2022 3:00 PM

Location: Newton Fire Headquarters
1164 Center St

Newton, Massachusetts

Capacity:

30/30

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Overview

 image of snowplow

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

PLEASE PARK ON TYLER TERRACE ON THE FIELD SIDE ONLY

 

 
Attendees
First Name Affiliation
Julius City of Newton DPW
Andrew City of Newton
Jacob City of Framingham Highway Department
Norris City of Framingham
Tony City of Newton DPW
Joao City of Framingham Highway Department
Peter City of Newton DPW
Corey City of Framingham DPW
Brian City of Newton DPW
John City of Newton DPW
William City of Framingham Highway Department
Michael City of Framingham Highway Department
Mike City of Newton
Mike City of Newton DPW
Tom City of Framingham Highway Department
Michael City of Framingham Highway Department
Fabricio City of Framingham Highway Department
Jake City of Framingham Highway Department
Gerry City of Framingham DPW
John City of Newton DPW
Michael City of Newton DPW
Dave City of Newton DPW
Chris City of Framingham DPW
Joseph City of Framingham Highway Department
Mike City of Newton DPW
Ryan City of Newton DPW
Michael City of Framingham Water & Sewer
Kevin City of Framingham Highway Department
Manny City of Framingham DPW
Zack City of Framingham Highway Department
Instructors
  • 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: mdsmith@umass.edu.