'Girls on fire': Letters to the editor

GIRLS ON FIRE: A program designed to inspire and train women in fire fighting skills is coming to Moruya.

GIRLS ON FIRE: A program designed to inspire and train women in fire fighting skills is coming to Moruya.

Girls on Fire head to Eurobodalla Shire

Elbow taps instead of handshakes, cards instead of cash and cardboard cut outs filling our stadiums, sometimes the replacement just isn't cutting the mustard.

The Girls on Fire Emergency Services camp have had to chop, change and reschedule our six day residential recruit camp to ensure the safety of our participants. So rather than another cancelled event, were packing our bags and coming to you in November.

Born from the challenges faced by female firefighters, Girls on Fire is blazing a trail to encourage young women to consider careers or voluntary roles in emergency services.

During early November 2020, Girls on Fire are hosting COVID-19 safe day programs across Regional NSW designed to challenge, test and motivate the next generation of female emergency service workers.

Instead of six days in person, the camps will now involve an online portion as well as a one-day in-person intensive session. In small groups our instructors will run through tours of a fire control centre and a fire station as well as run through drills and equipment used by emergency services.

Founder, Bronnie Mackintosh, Manager of Inclusion at Fire and Rescue NSW said these programs have been driven by the mantra, you can't be what you can't see.

"Our first camp was immensely successful, we saw twenty young women graduate from the program equipped with new skills and appreciation for the emergency service sector, some of which are now in their final stages of Permanent Fire and Rescue Recruitment. We are extremely proud."

Applications will be opening next week for programs in Moruya. Keep an eye on Facebook and www.girlsonfire.com.au for all announcements.

Girls on Fire

Dalmeny Community Markets open

It was a welcome change for the hall as the markets opened for the first time this year.

The COVID-19 protocols weren't too onerous to observe and the stall holders and public were happy to comply. Stall holders once again delighted patrons who, after an unhurried browse, were seen walking out through the gates with arms full of preserves, books, baked goods, fresh vegetables, craft items and garden plants. Not to be disappointed with the missing Lions BBQ, they were also treated to the Taco Man's offerings of tacos, as well as hot dogs with his home-made sauces to spice things up.

As a much need fund-raising initiative to take the place of the regular Lions BBQ, our club has subscribed to a Wine Drive online. This project is of immense importance to our Lions Club as it will bring in much needed revenue while Covid 19 is around. The BBQ trailer will be out of action until COVID is under control.

Contact details for those who would like to support us in this venture can go to our face book page for the link, Narooma and District Lions Club, phone our secretary Sandy on 0409 813 332 or go direct to prospectwines.com.au/product/narooma-and-district-lions-club/

As a special deal we have secured, as part of the wine choices, (3 whites and 3 reds) a delightful Reynella Tawny Port matured in oak for 5 +years as well as a magnificent Rutherglen Fine Old Muscat which has been matured in oak for more than 10 years and is a multiple award-winning drop.

Your Christmas Gift list can be taken care of at the stroke of a computer key AND you will be helping your local Narooma and District Lions Club to start to function for the community again.

Cheers!

Ricci Bishop

Narooma and District Lions Club

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