Emberfall is a medium sized town near a volcano. The people are used to the volcano and have spells ready to regrow the forest around them when an eruption occurs. Due to their proximity to the volcano, they have a University satellite from a nearby city where academics and wizards study the natural world.
As far as the town proper goes, they population is about half and half human and dwarf with a smattering of other common races. The town is very self sufficient. A lot of mining goes on and a lot of trade revolves around selling the raw ores or working it into various items and selling those.