A method of economic analysis and data required to determine justifiable expenditures for protection of tangible forest values from fire Public Deposited

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  • An attempt was made to determine the justifiable expenditure for the protection of tangible timber values from fire. Upon finding the data inadequate for such a determination, the decision was reached to continue the analysis, determine the data deficiencies, and then make recommendations that would enable these data deficiencies to be corrected. An economic model was developed along the lines of a normal physical production function, observing the law of diminishing returns. The "independent" variable (inputs) was Protection Expenditures and the "dependent" variable (output) was Value Saved. The data required for an economic analysis using the economic model (as developed) were determined according to the major divisions of forest-fire protection (prevention, presuppression, and suppression), value protected, value lost, variable costs and fixed costs. An economic analysis was then attempted to determine the suitability of these data. Recommendations were then made to correct the deficiencies noted, using the necessary data developed for the economic model as a guide. Among the recommendations made was a new "Fire Report Form" for recording individual fires, and a new "Certificate of Expenditure" form for recording protection expenditures of individual fire-protective organizations.
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