Snow and Ice Operations for Front Line Employees-Acton

Date: 9/29/2022 7:30 AM - 9/29/2022 3:00 PM

Location: Acton Police Dept. 2nd Floor training room
371 Main St

Acton, Massachusetts

Capacity:

35/35

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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
 
Attendees
First Name Affiliation
Kevin Town of Acton
Rick Town of Acton
ARSAK Fitchburg DPW
Scott Town of Bolton DPW
Donald Town of Bolton DPW
Stephen Town of Arlington
ISAAC City of Fitchburg DPW
Gene Town of Arlington
Jason City of Marlborough
THEODIS City of Fitchburg DPW
Robert Town of Andover
Robert Town of Arlington
JOSH City of Fitchburg DPW
Michael Town of Andover
Andy City of Marlborough
Balthazar Town of Arlington
Peter Town of Andover
Orhan Town of Arlington
DEVANTE City of Fitchburg DPW
ARREN Fitchburg DPW
Robert City of Marlborough
Mark Town of Arlington
Taylor Town of Concord Highway & Grounds Division
Dan Town of Andover
Joshua City of Marlborough
Justin Town of Andover
Thomas Town of Arlington
Jared City of Marlborough
James Town of Bolton DPW
Robert City of Marlborough
Billy Town of Arlington
Nick Town of Andover
Brian City of Marlborough
Nick City of Marlborough
Timothy City of Marlborough
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.