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    Author(s): G.H. Donovan
    Date: 2007
    Source: Fire Management Today. 67(1): 9-12
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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    This 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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    Donovan, G.H. 2007. Comparing the costs of agency and contract fire crews. Fire Management Today. 67(1): 9-12


    Type II fire crew, contact fire crew, wildfire suppression, costs, Oregon, Washington

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