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Title: Allocation model for firefighting resources ... a progress report

Author: Bratten, Frederick W.

Date: 1970

Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-214. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 6 p

Station ID: RN-PSW-214

Description: A study is underway at the Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station to develop computer techniques for planning suppression efforts in large wildfires. A mathematical model for allocation of firefighting resources in a going fire has been developed. Explicit definitions are given for strategic and tactical planning functions. How the model might be used is illustrated by a fictitious but realistic problem. Limitations in the approach and ways in which the model might be improved are described.

Keywords: fire suppression planning, resource allocation models

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Bratten, Frederick W.  1970.  Allocation model for firefighting resources ... a progress report.   Res. Note PSW-RN-214. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 6 p.

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