Suppression Costs

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Flying Blind: Federal Misuse of Airtankers Adds to Skyrocketing Fire Suppression Costs

Getting Burned: A Taxpayer's Guide to Wildfire Suppression Costs

Fire Contractor Guidelines (Jan. 13, 2009)

Fire Suppression Costs: Federal Crews Versus Contract Crews

2007 Adminstratively Determined Pay Plan for Emergency Workers (Casuals) (DOI)

Analysis of Agency Versus Contractor Costs for Firefighters, Equipment, and Facilities

Incident Busines Advisor Guide (NWCG, 1999)

Money to Burn: The Economics of Fire and Fuels Management

Costs of Fighting Fires on Public Lands (Headwaters Economics, 2007)

Audit Report: Forest Service Large Fire Suppression Costs (USDA Inspector General, 2006) (Temporarily Unavailable)

Reforming the Fire Service: An Analysis of Federal Fire Budgets and Incentives (Thoreau Institute, 2002) (Temporarily Unavailable)

General Accounting Office (GAO) Reports (PDF)

Wildland Fire Management: Lack of Clear Goals or a Strategy Hinders Federal Agencies' Efforts to Contain the Costs of Fighting Fires (June 2007)

Wildfire Suppression Funding Transfers Cause Project Cancellations and Delays, Strained Relationships, and Management Disruptions (GAO Report, 2004)

National Academy of Public Administration Reports

Containing Wildland Fire Costs: Improving Equipment And Services Acquisition, September 2003

Containing Wildland Fire Costs: Utilizing Local Firefighting Forces, December 2003

Containing Wildland Fire Costs: Enhancing Hazard Mitigation Capacity, January 2004

Wildfire Suppression: Strategies for Containing Costs, September 2002

Chapters 1-2 Chapters 3-5 Chapters 6-8 Appendix A-E Appendix F Appendix G-J Supplement

Forest Service Reports

Large Fires Suppression Costs: Strategies for Cost Management (August 26, 2004)

Policy Implications of Large Fire Management: A Strategic Assessment of Factors Influencing Costs 

USFS Chief Bosworth: Wildland Fire Suppression Costs in Fiscal Year 2001

Wildfire Suppression: Strategies for Containing Costs

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