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Expanding Our Heavy Equipment Training Program

David Venables

David Venables is a U.S. Marine veteran and currently serves Team Rubicon's Heavy Equipment Training Coordinator. He also serves as the State Chairman of the Delaware VOAD. When not volunteering, David operates a small construction company mucking out basements, tearing out mold, tarping roofs and rehabilitating the dilapidated foreclosures throughout his home state. Day dreamer, idea generator and serial entrepreneur, David is an off the grid wannabe, a proud father of two great kids, and a huge fan of afternoon naps.

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In order to safely and effectively serve communities affected by disasters, we partner with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to develop and conduct a Heavy Equipment Training Program. Over the last year, we hosted nine training events to certify 91 operators while 23 members currently serve as instructors.

To kick off the new year, we’re expanding our instructor cadre and inviting Greyshirts to apply for our heavy equipment train-the-trainer course by Jan. 20. Click below to learn about the two-part course and eligibility criteria. Let’s do this, operators.

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Members in New England completed heavy equipment trainging Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Massachusetts in October.
Members in New England completed heavy equipment trainging Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Massachusetts in October.