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Comparing the costs of agency and contract fire crews.Author(s): G.H. Donovan
Source: Fire Management Today. 67(1): 9-12
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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DescriptionThis paper compares the cost of using Forest Service fire crews versus contract fire crews. Results suggest that if sufficient work is available to keep a Forest Service crew productively employed throughout a fire season, then the daily cost of a Forest Service type II crew is lower than the daily cost of a contract crew.
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CitationDonovan, G.H. 2007. Comparing the costs of agency and contract fire crews. Fire Management Today. 67(1): 9-12
KeywordsType II fire crew, contact fire crew, wildfire suppression, costs, Oregon, Washington
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