Cost reduction for AFFIRMS display options
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): R. J. Straub
Publication Year: 1975

Cataloging Information

  • computer programs
  • education
  • fire management
  • public information
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 38410
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13012
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.32:36/1 DDW
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Changing the display format is the least painful way for the fire manager to reduce the cost of AFFIRMS. Some ways to cut costs: •Suppress the headings only if 7 more than three headings can be saved •Pick the shortest display consistent with your needs •Don't use the special interest group for fewer than four Stations •Don't use the forest display unless absolutely necessary • Use the mix of display criteria that shows all the required stations with fewest display commands. The growing use of the AFFIRMS program means more fire managers are experimenting with various means for reducing costs. Here are some simple guidelines to help you choose the most economical way to produce the displays needed to meet your information needs.

Straub, R. J. 1975. Cost reduction for AFFIRMS display options. Fire Management, v. 36, no. 1, p. 8-9.