Long-term fire retardant value analysis guidelines
Document Type: Book
Author(s): G. Roby; D. Aldrich; W. Eddy; W. Tomascak; R. W. Weaver; P. R. Hill; C. George
Publication Year: 1984

Cataloging Information

  • fire control
  • fire management
  • fire retardants
  • fire suppression
  • flammability
  • health factors
  • overstory
  • wildfires
  • wind
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 39247
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13887
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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From the Introduction:'To help ensure that the retardant costs are economical and that the products are effective, a formal evaluation is to be conducted at each fixed-wing retardant base. A basic premise is that fire retardant will be used in fire suppression work. The evaluation process will be used to determine the most cost-effective retardant product. Use of the Value Analysis process at locations using retardant in helicopters and/or ground application vehicles is optional. The amount of effort in such an undertaking would have to be commensurate with the potential savings.'

Roby, G., D. Aldrich, W. Eddy, W. Tomascak, R. W. Weaver, P. R. Hill, and C. George. 1984. Long-term fire retardant value analysis guidelines. Washington, DC, USDA Forest Service, Aviation and Fire Management.