The Variable Lick Method--An Approach to Greater Efficiency in the Construction of Fire-Control Line
Much attention has been devoted in recent years to increasing the efficiency of crews engaged in the construction of fire-control lines. The "variable lick method" described in this article is an outgrowth of experiments undertaken in 1936 with a 40-man C.C.C. crew on the Snoqualmie National Forest. It has subsequently been tested with fire-fighting crews of different sizes in both eastern and western Washington and should be of particular interest to forest-protection agencies in connection with the present emergency.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: National Park Service
Publication date: 1942-08-01
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