Liza Butler lives just up the hill from the fire shed in Bawley Point. On Monday, she baked a cake and took it down to the Rural Fire Station 100-odd metres from her home.
She's barely left since.
She has been organising a small army of helpers to prepare food and drink for the Rural Fire Service and Fire & Rescue firefighters who have saved homes and lives in her small coastal community.
"I thought I'd do something nice and bake a cake for the firies. When I brought it down, there was no one here - and there was no food in the kitchen," Ms Butler said.
Since then she has been a constant presence, marshalling help to prepare food, and finding ways to cook it when the power is out.
She's also been in touch with the Emergency Operations Centre in West Nowra to try to organise deliveries to the village, which has been cut off due to road closures since Monday.
That food arrived on Saturday afternoon, which will give the exhausted kitchen helpers some down time before the kitchen cranks up again.
"All the older women who used to look after the food have left. The younger female volunteers are all out fighting fires," Ms Butler said.
"I'm not a member of the Rural Fire Service but I am going to be.
"I can't jump in a truck and fight fires but I can cook. I am going to be their food bitch."