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Women of CFS twenty year reunion
Submitted On Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Submitted By Pip

Back in 1999, the Women of the Country Fire Service was founded with the vision to encourage, empower and inform female volunteers of what they could achieve within the CFS.

A progressive movement of its time, as a sub-committee of the CFSVA and comprising of volunteers and staff from around the state who shared the passion of inclusion and diversity, they encouraged women to strive for more challenging roles by providing opportunities to train and learn the various components within the service.

The committee accomplished the following:

- Women in the Fire Service Conferences with funding from Westpac, CFSVA and CFS including inspiring key note speakers (Georgina Sutton)
- ‘Come and Try’ Workshops in Regions and at the State Training Centre, this included AIIMS, BA, Communications, Hot Pad, Off Road Driver Training, Operating Pumps, RCR, etc.

Recognition of:
- Female appropriate amenities and uniforms (both operational and non-operational)
- Diversity and inclusion training for staff and volunteers
- Benefits of different training methods to better reflect and improve diversity and inclusion.

If you are unable to attend, but would like to share a story or perhaps some photos, please contact either Kelly (Kelly.richardson@sacfsvolunteer.org.au) or Pip (Pip.mcgowan@sacfsvolunteer.org.au) at your earliest convenience.

We look forward to catching up with you!

Please note - this event is open to both females and males. You do not have to have been part of the WoCFS events in the past, in order to join in.

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