Firey Women at Mount Compass

14/09/2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Mount Compass War Memorial Community Centre, Peters Tce Mount Compass. Thursday evenings Sept 14, 21, 28 and October 5 from 7 - 10pm. This is a workshop run over 4 weeks. Attendance is required at all sessions to achieve full workshop benefit. Registration numbers are limited and close Sunday September 10th, for more information and to register contact CFS Community Engagement Officer Jackie Horton 0457 102 981 or

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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 four evenings.

This is a four night workshop, so attendance is required on all nights 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