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The Variable Lick Method--An Approach to Greater Efficiency in the Construction of Fire-Control Line

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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.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: National Park Service

Publication date: August 1, 1942

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