Production and efficiency of large wildland fire suppression effort: A stochastic frontier analysis.

@article{Katuwal2016ProductionAE,
  title={Production and efficiency of large wildland fire suppression effort: A stochastic frontier analysis.},
  author={Hari Katuwal and David E. Calkin and Michael S. Hand},
  journal={Journal of environmental management},
  year={2016},
  volume={166},
  pages={227-36}
}
This study examines the production and efficiency of wildland fire suppression effort. We estimate the effectiveness of suppression resource inputs to produce controlled fire lines that contain large wildland fires using stochastic frontier analysis. Determinants of inefficiency are identified and the effects of these determinants on the daily production of controlled fire line are examined. Results indicate that the use of bulldozers and fire engines increase the production of controlled fire… CONTINUE READING