Women to get ready for fires

Organiser Tracey Kippin is hoping that following the seminar women can go home, sit down with their families and work out a fire safety plan.Woodanilling is playing host to a special women only seminar to get ready for bushfire season.
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The seminar will cover a range of fire topics from reporting them to bushfire weather to first aid kicking off 9am on Wednesday September 16 in the Woodanilling Pavilion.

“With fire season coming and each fire season getting more serious, women needed to know what the best role is for us to play,” organiser Tracey Kippin said.

The day will include a number of guest speakers including Andriena Ciric, the Community Emergency Services Manager from the Department of Fire and Emergency services to talk about precautions and previous fire seasons.

Neil Bennet from the Bureau of Meteorology will be speaking about the effects of weather on bushfires.

Claire Collis from St John’s Ambulance will be speaking about first aid, in particular fire related injuries and how to respond.

Finally Hayley Patterson will be speaking about her own experiences of burn trauma after an accident last year.

“Finding out about her experience and the emotional side as well as the physical,” Mrs Kippin said.

All are welcome to the seminar Mrs Kippin said, not just those from outlying properties but from town as well, considering bushfires have been known to spread to town centres.

“It’s not just for farm ladies, it’s for town ladies as well,” she said.

Ms Kippin is hoping that following the seminar women can go home, sit down with their families and work out a fire safety plan.

“Come fire time if you’re not prepared it’s too late,” she said.

Tickets $35.00 each including full catering and are available from Shire of Woodanilling, Shire of Wagin or Tracey Kippin. Please advise of dietary requirements when purchasing your ticket.

The seminar is being organised by the Wagin Baptist Church and sponsored by the shires of Wagin and Woodanilling.

For more information on the evening contact Mrs Kippin on 9823 1609.

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