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Advanced Mountain
Heavy Equipment Operator Academy

Academy Dates: September 18-22, 2023
Location: Pineville, KY

Nominations open until 1700 EST June 30.

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A hands-on advanced mountain heavy equipment operator course designed to prepare students to operate heavy equipment on steep slopes and rocky, mountainous terrain. Students will be exposed to various winching techniques, blade use on slopes, operating transports on winding mountain roads, proper fireline location in terrain, equipment maintenance, mountain operating tactics, fireline rehab, and BMP compliance. This class also includes night operations. 

Target Group: 

  • Heavy equipment operators with at least 100 hours of heavy equipment operating experience. Operating hours are a prerequisite to apply. 

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