INTRODUCTION

Girls On Fire is a not-for-profit organisation that has teamed up with several other agencies - including emergency services, YMCA and major sponsor Firefighters Mutual Bank - to run its inaugural, seven-day Girls Fire & Emergency Services (GFES) Camp at YMCA Camp Yarramundi in December 2018.

The aim of the camp is to teach young women (aged 15 to 17) firefighting and emergency services skills, increase their confidence and resilience, encourage problem-solving, teamwork and leadership, and introduce them to the possibility of a career in the fire and emergency services (the role of a firefighter has changed significantly over the past few years). The camp also provides an opportunity for existing emergency services personnel to develop their leadership skills by volunteering as crew leaders or activities instructors at the camp.

For more information about the history of the GFES Camp project, its mission and partnerships, and details about the December 2018 camp, click on the links below - and don't forget to register your interest, top right.

About girls on fire

Find out more about our history, our aims and our partners.  

Our story →

girls fire camp Dec 2018

All you need to know about our inaugural fire camp in December.

Camp information →