In the newest issue of the Firewise How To newsletter, we highlight the fire mitigation efforts of Horseshoe Lake, Alaska, and the work that it has done as a Firewise community since 2006. The first Alaskan Firewise Community, Horseshoe Lake was heavily impacted by the 1996 Miller’s Reach Fire, prompting community members to band together for fire safety.
Along with their Firewise efforts, the feature explores the connection between the community and Oregon-based engineer Brian Smole. He has ALS, yet created and updates Horseshoe Lake’s website with only the movement of a muscle in his left thigh. Read more in the newsletter!