There's something to be said about not having all your eggs in the "fire season" basket. It might actually as a wake up call for some operators that they need to diversify their work a bit. Reminds me of when oil and gas prices plummeted.
You could also look at the hydraulic cut-off switch on the collective. Try cycling the switch on and off a few times, or pull the switch out and look at the solder joints on the back. I have had a loose or broken wire give similar issues in the past.