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General Technical Report

Title: Developing fire management mixes for fire program planning

Author: González-Cabán, Armando; Shinkle, Patricia B.; Mills, Thomas J.

Date: 1986

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-88. Berkeley, Calif.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Exp. Stn. 8 p

Station ID: GTR-PSW-088

Description: Evaluating economic efficiency of fire management program options requires information on the firefighting inputs, such as vehicles and crews, that would be needed to execute the program option selected. An algorithm was developed to translate automatically dollars allocated to type of firefighting inputs to numbers of units, using a set of weights for a specific fire service area. Solutions that call for fractions of inputs are resolved by a set of rules on rounding out values. The procedure is general enough to be used with any economic efficiency simulation model for evaluating fire program options; however, it is most efficient when used for planning at the regional, state, or forest level.

Key Words: fire management mix, firefighting inputs, cost plus net value change

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González-Cabán, Armando; Shinkle, Patricia B.; Mills, Thomas J.  1986.  Developing fire management mixes for fire program planning  Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-88. Berkeley, Calif.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Exp. Stn. 8 p.

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