Recently Alaska's Team Rubicon partnered with the Anchorage Fire Department to sharpen their sawyer skills and help prevent wildfires. About 30 civilian and veteran members of Team Rubicon came together to learn how to use chainsaws safely and effectively while removing trees that are potentially dangerous during a wildfire. The mitigation effort helped to protect the Eagle River neighborhood from a spreading future fire by removing the hazardous fuels near homes and thinning the overly dense stand of black spruce.
The Cohesive Strategy supports the efforts of Team Rubicon across the West to engage local citizens and veterans in increasing the capacity to address wildfire issues on the landscape.
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