State makes it easier to rent out firefighting equipment


State makes it easier to rent out firefighting equipment

06 May 2012

published by www.adn.com


USA — Alaska — FAIRBANKS — The state of Alaska is making it easier for people with a spare bulldozer to rent it out to during wildfire season.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Division of Forestry officials have set up a new website that lets people offer heavy equipment or other services for fighting spring and summer wildfires.

The website replaces a paper-based process that included a 22-page form.

Fire support forester Marin Maricle says the website — https://dnr.alaska.gov/eera — was set up to streamline the process for both potential vendors and state officials.

He says fire managers will be able to pull up a map of Alaska and instantly see what equipment is available near fires.

He says it should also encourage more people to offer equipment for rent.


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