In the newest issue of the Firewise How To newsletter, we feature Shagbark, a private community nestled in the rolling foothills of the Smoky Mountains in Tennesse and their commitment as a Firewise community since February 2011. Shagbark has ten to fifteen wildfires a year which burn approximately over 1,300 acres. Due to its mountainous nature, the average fire size is generally larger than that of a county as a whole.
http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef0192abf6ede5970d-piThe feature includes the efforts they made, along with the individual efforts done by Firewise committee members Laurie and Bob Schad and Gray Tustiso. This community participated in numerous Firewise activities to help reduce their risk from wildfire. You can read more about these efforts in the Firewise Summer “How To” newsletter!