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Education - Forest industry Safety & Training Alliance


Located in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, the Forest Industry Safety and Training Alliance,Inc. (FISTA) is a nationally recognized, non-profit safety training and education organization for the forest industry. FISTA is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization governed by an eleven member board of directors. In business since 1991, FISTA is committed to providing quality training at a reasonable cost.

In Wisconsin, FISTA provides Logger Training and Education and maintains a database of trained loggers and foresters for the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®). All SFI® training is conducted in accordance with the annual SFI® Training Standard. SFI® Training in Wisconsin includes: Best Management Practices for Water Quality (BMPs), BMPs for Invasive Species and annual Continuing Education requirements.

FISTA is most well known for its hands-on Chain Saw Safety Training Program. This program has been conducted in hundreds of locations across Wisconsin and across the country for a wide variety of groups such as: loggers, foresters, landowners, highway departments, correctional facilities, conservation districts and municipalities. The Chain Saw Safety Program can be conducted at your location and tailored to meet your organization's specific needs. The experienced trainers at FISTA help trainees gain a better understanding of how to safely operate equipment and gain more control over hazardous trees.

Contact FISTA today for additional information regarding SFI training, chain saw safety or specialized contract training. 

Building safety in our forests through education and training.

P.O. Box 714
Rhinelander, WI 54501
800-551-2656 (toll free)
715-282-7987 (fax)