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    Author(s): Armando González-Cabán; Patricia B. Shinkle; Thomas J. Mills
    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
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    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.

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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-GTR-88. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 8 p.


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