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Broyles, George . 2011. Fireline Production Rates. 1151 1805P. San Dimas, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, San Dimas Technology and Development Center.

Fireline production rates are used for strategic fire management purposes to assure the appropriate number and type of crews assigned to meet management objectives. These production rates also are used for planning purposes and in fire growth estimation models. Existing rates were outdated and often overestimated actual cres capability, which hinders accurate resource assignments and adversley affects model outputs. Through direct observation of crews on active fires throughout the United States new production rates have been established, which reflect a 95 percent confidence limit. An upper and lower range of fireline production capability is also presented in this report.

Keywords: crews, fire, fire environment, fire management, fire statistics, fire tools, fireline

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