Firey Women Bushfire Safety Workshops Across SA

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The CFS are currently organising our winter series of Firey Women Bushfire Safety Workshops across South Australia.

Are you, or any women you know, interested in becoming a Firey Woman?

The CFS has developed this unique award winning workshop which is designed to provide women with a comforting setting to learn new skills; all with the aim of helping women to protect their families and livelihoods.

Like all CFS programs, it is a FREE workshop. Whether you plan to leave early, or stay and actively defend or find yourself unexpectedly unable to leave for whatever reason, the Firey Women workshop can help you prepare.

Some of the topics covered in our workshop include: understanding bushfire behaviour; understanding the daily bushfire ratings and CFS warning messages; preparing yourself emotionally and physically; preparing a survival kit; help with creating your bushfire survival plan. While the topics sound “heavy” we do share a lot of laughs and smiles throughout the workshop.

Why a workshop just for women I hear you ask?

  • There is often a marked difference in skill level, knowledge, experience, roles and behaviour between men and women in regards to bushfire.
  • Those with fighting skills (generally men) are either fighting the fire or protecting the larger property or neighbourhood.
  • Women and children are more likely to evacuate and late evacuations are often the cause of civilian casualties and death.

We really hope you will consider joining us at one of these workshops. If you have any older teenage girls/women in your life, who would like to come along, they would be welcomed with open arms. (While we would love to be able to accommodate children, it is not really a suitable environment for littlies).

The workshops are taking place:

  • Delamere/Rapid Bay – Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 July
  • Bradbury – Sunday 8 & Sunday 15 September
  • Kangaroo Island – September
  • Macclesfield (evening) – Wednesday 21 & Wednesday 28 August, Wednesday 4 & Wednesday 11 September
  • Nairne – Saturday 7 & Saturday 14 September
  • Kapunda – Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 September
  • Yorketown – Saturday 31 August & Sunday 1 September
  • Angaston – Sunday 8 & Sunday 15 September
  • Rockleigh – September
  • Coombe – October
  • Brinkworth – September
  • Jamestown – August
  • Keith – Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 November

As workshop dates and locations are confirmed you can find out more information on the community events page on our website.

Please reply email with your details and which Firey Women workshop you would like to attend and a Community Engagement Officer will be in touch with you.

CFS.CommunityEngagementSupport@sa.gov.au

We look forward to welcoming you!