When it comes to bushfires and other local emergencies, you wouldn't automatically think about the CWA.
However, since the Kingiman fire last year, members of the Milton District Branch of the CWA agreed to work out how they and their hall in Wason Street, Milton, could support the community in the event of emergencies.
Ollie Cool took on the role of Milton CWA's community emergency liaison officer and organised discussions between the CWA and the Milton Rural Fire Service.
The RFS held two open day events at the CWA hall. These gave members of the community the opportunity to get RFS advice on preparing themselves and their homes for the bush fire season. People came for a one-on-one advisory talk specifically related to their particular property and circumstances.
Ollie said it was a pleasure for CWA to host the local brigade.
"They gave their time and expertise to educate our community on protecting themselves from fire. Even if you think you are fire-season ready, there is always something more to learn to make you better prepared," she said.
"Let's hope we won't have another big fire so close to town, but if we do, the CWA will happily provide further support to the RFS."