Firey Women at Kingscote

28/08/2017 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

To be held at Junction Community Centre, 16 Telegraph Road, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island and supported by Parenting KI to assist with childcare requirements. To register by 18th August please contact Vanessa Geerts on m: 0428 817 186 or email:

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The award winning Firey Women workshops provide women with a safe non-threatening environment to learn new skills to help protect their families and livelihoods.  The workshops cover both information and practical sessions over two days.

This is a two day workshop, so attendance is required on both days to achieve full workshop benefit.  

Firey Women SideBar GraphicWorkshop topics include:

  • Preparing yourself emotionally
  • Understanding Fire Danger Ratings and warnings
  • Discussing the differences between a "leave early" and a "stay and defend" plan
  • Preparing a Bushfire Survival Plan
  • Identifying hazards around the home
  • Operating pumps and firefighting equipment
  • Understanding bushfire behaviour

Workshop sessions:

Firey Women can be run as a two day workshop, or over four evenings, depending on the needs of the community and are offered between May and September each year.

For further information please contact CFS Community Engagement on 08 82129858, or email