The inaugural Girls Fire & Emergency Services (GFES) Camp in Australia is a camp open to girls aged 15 to 17. As there are only 20 places available, please register your interest to attend as soon as possible. Registration of interest closes November 1, 2018.


Girls participate in a full-on and fun timetable of theory and practical lessons - from fire science, storm and tempest, and trauma classes to extinguishing simulated fires, taking part in "rescues", abseiling, raft building and an overnight hike. 


The seven-day camp takes place from Sunday, December 2 to Saturday, December 8, 2018. 


The camp will be held at the beautiful outdoor education venue, YMCA Camp Yarramundi, located on the heritage-listed Grose River in the Hawkesbury Valley, NSW - about a 90-minute drive from Sydney's CBD. For more information about YMCA Camp Yarramundi, go to Ymcansw.org.au/camping/camps/camp-yarramundi/


A detailed list of requirements will be sent to camp participants.


There will be no cost for participants, as the camp is funded by emergency services agencies and Firefighters Mutual Bank, which has come on board as the major sponsor. Participants may like to bring a small amount of money for incidentals.


The camp timetable is a mix of theory and practical classes.
DAY 1: Introduction, ice breakers, crew allocations, equipment relays, safety and manual handling class, fire and emergency sector class
DAY 2: Fire science class, kitchen fire simulator using hose and hydrant, cave maze rescue
DAY 3: Wildfire class, low and high ropes, knots and ladders
DAY 4: Storm and tempest class, YMCA Bushcraft Survival Training class, raft build initiative, community safety presentations
DAY 5: Road crash rescue and trauma forum, abseil activity, search and rescue class, overnight camp
DAY 6: Return hike to Yarramundi, preparation for afternoon activity - an AFAC/YMCA/NSW Ambulance multi-agency exercise, graduation.
DAY 7: Program debrief, depart 11am.


For more information please email Info@girlsonfire.com.au.