‘Women in orange’ set to converge on Pykes Creek this weekend

April 28, 2023 3:17 pm in by
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A targeted training event designed to celebrate women in emergency operations will take place at Pykes Creek Reservoir Myrniong this weekend.

Female SES volunteers across the Western Region will come together as part of the ‘women in rescue’ program.

“WIR aims to empower women to showcase their skills in contributing to the safety of our communities. It is critical that we reflect the communities we serve and build the confidence and leadership among our women in orange,” said Victorian SES CEO Stephen Griffin.

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“Our female first responders at VICSES are incredible, and attend highly complex, challenging incidents.”

“Our Women in Rescue event showcases their life-saving skills, using the latest rescue technology and training,” Mr. Griffin said.

It’s one of eight similar hands-on events happening across the state.