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Title: FIRESCOPE: a new concept in multiagency fire suppression coordination

Author: Chase, Richard A.;

Date: 1980

Source: USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-040, 17 p.

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

Description: FIRESCOPE is a system developed to improve the capability of firefighting agencies in southern California in allocating and managing fire suppression resources. The system provides an effective and efficient solution to operational coordination requirements and problems of the major fire protection agencies serving the southern California urban-wildland complex. Major wildland fires are a common annual occurrence in this Mediterranean-like climate which typically gives the area 4 to 6 months of almost total drought. In addition, the region is threatened with infrequent, but potentially disastrous, urban emergencies precipitated by flooding, earthquake, and fire. The FIRESCOPE program is directed towards improving the effectiveness of the close working arrangement of fire services in the area in response to any major incident.

Keywords: FIRESCOPE, fire management systems, agency coordination

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Chase, Richard A. 1980. FIRESCOPE: a new concept in multiagency fire suppression coordination. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-040, 17 p.


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