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Title: Comparing the costs of agency and contract fire crews.

Author: Donovan, G.H.;

Date: 2007

Source: Fire Management Today. 67(1): 9-12

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: 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.

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

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Donovan, G.H. 2007. Comparing the costs of agency and contract fire crews. Fire Management Today. 67(1): 9-12

 


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