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18 July 2024 5:51 am

Bush Fire Season 23/24

After an extremely busy spring period where the brigade attended ten escaped burns and a major incident, the summer of 23/24 has been very quiet – to say the least, however, we haven’t been in hibernation. Following a HUGE Christmas party, and a quiet new year, many members of the brigade took advantage of simulated […]

Our Gallery

As a brigade, we have attended fires and incidents in many areas of the Southern Highlands and further afield. With the advent of phone cameras we now have a rich trove of photos and images showing our brigade and its members in action. Here a just a few images to date. The Gallery is always […]

Canyonleigh CFR

Canyonleigh First Responders – a volunteer service essential for the community Since 2011 Canyonleigh First Responders (CFR- a section of the New South Wales SES) have attended over 250 call-outs to assist community members with medical assistance, including support for numerous air evacuations. They have attended calls in all weather, at all times of the […]

New Recruits Secure Brigade’s Future

Like many RFS Brigades from around the state, falling volunteer numbers has become an issue – and Canyonleigh was no exception. In mid-2023 a call went out to the community to bolster numbers, and secure a future, for our Brigade. With a combination of home visits and with the help of the Canyonleigh Community Association, […]

2019-2020: Black Summer

The bush fire season of 2019-2020 will be remembered as a time of devastating fires, property loss and, unfortunately, the loss of many lives including RFS volunteers, New South Wales residents and overseas firefighters.  Whilst we were not physically impacted, the brigade was actively involved in a range of activities including fire fighting, property protection, […]

First Major Fire of 2023

Canyonleigh experienced its largest fire in several years in late September at a location mid-way between Old Coowong & Bangadilly Roads. Mid-afternoon on Wednesday 20 September a fire call was received reporting a large plume of smoke in the Bangadilly Road area. Rapid responses from a number of brigades quickly located the fire in difficult […]

Spring 2023 – the start of a busy season

It seems that fire season has come early to Canyonleigh. Since mid-July 2023 there have been six incidents that have required RFS response and assistance. Here’s a brief recap: 19 July – pile burn escaped on a property on Hawkeshill Road. Even though the fire was small and quickly contained, it could have caused concern […]