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Allocation model for firefighting resources ... a progress reportAuthor(s): Frederick W. Bratten
Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-214. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 6 p
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionA 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.
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CitationBratten, 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
Keywordsfire suppression planning, resource allocation models
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