18 July 2024 5:09 am

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 […]

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, […]

About Canyonleigh

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 […]

Brigade honours Charlotte Stahl

  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 […]

Ron Stahl’s life membership

Ron Stahl - Life Member

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 […]

RFS Awards Our Brigade

Frances Crown receiving the RFS Award for the Women's Training Program from RFS Deputy Commissioner Rob Rogers with Carolyn Chaplin (right) looking on

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 Rural Bush Fire Brigade

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 – a brief history

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 […]