Port Lincoln Firey Women workshops popular

WORKSHOP: Mel Little shows Zoe Proude how to operate a fire fighting unit during the Firey Women workshops in November.
WORKSHOP: Mel Little shows Zoe Proude how to operate a fire fighting unit during the Firey Women workshops in November.

The Firey Women program has continued to educate local women on how to act during a bushfire with twelve participants taking part in workshops in November.

Workshops were held at CFS Region Six headquarters on November 19 and 29.

Participants learnt about bushfire behaviour, being prepared physically and emotionally, understanding fire danger ratings, preparing their house and property and how to act on fire danger days.

The November workshops were a first for Port Lincoln resident Nerissa Schuster who said she attended based on the recommendation of a friend.

Everytime I go to a client now I will say 'have you got a plan?'

Nerissa Schuster

She said it was great to gain the knowledge of how to act during fire danger days and preparing yourself, which includes determining what  is important to save and leave behind.

“One of the big things for me personally is coming home to my house and determining what’s important to me and what’s not,” she said.

Ms Schuster said she highly recommended other women take part in Firey Women workshops if they had not done so already.

She said she would also pass on information to clients she meets in country areas.

“Everytime I go to a client now I will say 'have you got a plan?',” she said.

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