Uniforms, Tools and Equipment
The moment you put on the CCC uniform, you feel the difference. Pick up the tools and you’re confident you’ve made the right decision. And, learning to use the equipment for special projects is unbelievably cool, no less very attractive to employers.
These are the hand tools that all corpsmembers learn to use when they join the CCC.
This tool has a hoe on one side and a rake on the other. It was invented by U.S. Forest Service Ranger Malcolm McLeod in 1905. It’s designed to rake a fire line with its teeth and cut branches and vines with its hoe blade.
This tool features an axe blade on one side and a small hoe, similar to a pickaxe, on the other. Named for its inventor, Forest Service Ranger Ed Pulaski, it works exceptionally well for digging, grubbing and chopping.
Not your ordinary shovel. It has a harp pointed blade that can scrape, dig, and throw.
Square Point Shovel
Used for cleaning flat surfaces and tossing light material like sand, snow and loose dirt.
Comes in weights of 6, 8, 10 and 12 pounds. Used for breaking rock and cement.
The CCC uniform not only makes you look good, it protects you. And, even better, they’re included when you join.
Equipment can vary from project to project, but here is some of the types you are likely to learn to use.
Bobcats and skip loaders
haven’t you always wanted to learn to drive these? Many projects offer the chance to train and then get behind the wheel.
many locations train CMs to drive these; especially useful when moving out supplies at a fire basecamp.