How much fire are line officers and managers comfortable with and how far can we push that limit? It’s time to change our thinking on a grand scale if we’re to come close to meeting the need. Dave presented an in-depth look at the benefits and challenges of contracting prescribed fire, versus completing the work with in-house teams. He broke down the numbers of backlog vs. yearly achievement vs. planned acres, with real-time statistics. Dave also discussed the types of contracts, day rates, and pros vs cons of full service prescribed burn contracts.