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, […]
Although a relatively remote area, Canyonleigh is home to a growing number of families, rural businesses, home businesses and hobby farms. The Canyonleigh bush fire area is the largest in Wingecarribee Shire. The zone is bounded by the Hume Highway to the east, Wollondilly River to the west, Paddy’s River to the south and the […]
On the evening of Saturday 15 September 2018, long-time member of the Canyonleigh Brigade Charlotte Stahl thought her catering duties were required following the Brigade’s all-day training event. As usual, Charlotte and husband Ron (a Life Member of the Brigade himself) went about setting up tables, BBQ, plates and getting food ready for the […]
Members and their families of the Canyonleigh RFS brigade gathered in force on the night of Saturday 2nd August to celebrate Ron Stahl’s life membership of the RFS. Canyonleigh RFS Captain Mark Pearson presented Mr Stahl with a certificate to represent a lifetime of service to the organisation and a second framed and signed certificate […]
June 29, 2012 – Canyonleigh Chronilce: At the recent 2012 Community Engagement & Fire Awareness Conference held in Wollongong, Frances Crown and the Canyonleigh Rural Fire Service were awarded one of only four Community Engagement Awards. Presented by Deputy Commissioner Rob Rogers ASFM, these inaugural awards recognize commitment to working with the community to help […]
Canyonleigh’s Rural Bush Fire Brigade includes an experienced and dedicated upper echelon of Captains and Deputy Captains (past and present) together with a core of dedicated members. We have over 20 active members and a total membership in excess of 40 members.
The “Brigade” was first formed in 1932 with its early composition being made up of farmers who fought fires with whatever equipment they possessed. In 1957 (or 1958), after a fire started on Oscar Murray’s property (now part of “Glencoe” on Inverary Road), which burnt up the swamp and then threatened the Penrose Pine Forest […]