LPCC – Business Management

Utah State Government Fire Fighting Resources

Lone Peak Conservation Center (LPCC) is a state government program managed by the State of Utah, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands.

  • Lone Peak Interagency Hotshot Crew (IHC)
  • Alta Interagecy Hotshot Crew (IHC)
  • Twin Peaks Initial Attack Handcrew (T2IA)
  • Dromedary Peak Initial Attach Handcrew (T2IA)
  • Lone Peak Engines (Type 3)

The Center provides the following state government resources:

LPCC resources meet Utah’s statutory fire management responsibilities and assist other states and federal agencies in all wildfire suppression activities and all-hazard incidents that have a Presidential Declaration as defined by the Stafford Act. Resources listed are available for response throughout the United States.

We are ordered through the Northern Utah Interagency Fire Center (NUIFC) and operate under the terms and conditions of the Cooperative Fire Management Agreement (CFMA-see above) and associated Annual Operating Plan (AOP-see above). The AOP identifies billing procedures when Utah resources respond out of the state of Utah.

Agencies identified in the CFMA have an agreement to accept the billing rates of each other and to the billing procedures unless otherwise identified in the AOP or by a separate Financial Business Plan. Reimbursements for state employees include all entitlements governed by the Utah Department of Human Resource Management, State Travel Regulations and Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands Policy.

At the time of dispatch, each ordered resource will provide to NUIFC, a manifest of assigned individuals, method of transportation and description of vehicles and any other equipment ordered by the incident. A resource order from NUIFC will be placed in ROSS for the state resource.

The initial order is the travel authorization including lodging and per diem as allowed under State of Utah travel rules. Travel costs are not reimbursable when provided by the fire according to the guidelines in the Interagency Incident Business Management Handbook. (IIBMH)


The following incident response rates can be used for cost estimates in I-Suite or spreadsheet calculations. These are examples expressed as an hourly rate based on LPCC final invoices sent to ASC and the NOC during the 2018 fire season (SFY 2018/19). Please note: Rates figures per employee include overtime, hazard pay, per diem, lodging, and are averages over all assignment destinations in the 2018 national response

  • Handcrew IHC = $38.00/person hour
  • Handcrew Type 2 IA = $38.00/person hour
  • Engine Type 3 Interface (wet) with crew of 4 = $ 280.00/hour
  • Misc Overhead = $60 – $80.00/hour.

Project field rates are used for fuel management and other natural resources related project work. The following rate includes wages, state benefits, equipment and vehicle cost.

  • Any Personnel = $26.00 /person hour

Agreements – Operating Plans – Manuals

Contact Preston Ley at (c) 801-573-5798 with any questions.