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 […]

Captain’s message

Bush fires are a threat to all regional and urban fringe communities and Canyonleigh is no exception. We all have a responsibility to ensure that our communities, neighbours and families are aware of, and responsible for, bush fire safety. The Canyonleigh Bush Fire Brigade is made up of dedicated, well trained volunteers ready to assist […]

What & When to Burn

The gazetted bush fire season in the Southern Highlands usually runs from 1 October until 31 March each year. However, should hazardous conditions prevail outside these times, fire bans can be extended. During this time fires cannot be conducted without a fire permit. From 1 April until 30 September each year (or as advised by […]

10/50 Rule – what you need to know.

10/50 VEGETATION CLEARING – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW If you live in an area close to the bush, you need to prepare your home. The 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Scheme gives people living near the bush an additional way of being better prepared for bush fires. The scheme allows people in a designated area to: […]

Bush fire threats to Canyonleigh

The 2017/18 bush fire season has seen Canyonleigh seriously threatened by two major fire events – the Paddy’s River fire in October 2017 and the recent Bannaby bush fire: and the season isn’t over yet.  Recent wet weather and storms are good for now, but with drying and curing of grasses and above average temperatures […]

Train to be a RFS Volunteer

Community members (full-time and casual) who live close by and even regular visitors to our area are invited to join the Brigade.  Training, usually held during winter, consists of practical and theory (via on-line), hands-on drills and equipment use, local area familiarity day and final assessment. Although intense, it covers all aspects of bush firefighting, […]

Bush Fire Awareness and Training

This award-winning program will help you to prepare for the fire season. This is a full day of learning and practical training to provide the skills and experience should you or your home face a potential bush fire. You will also be assisted by qualified RFS staff to develop your own Bush Fire Survival Plan. […]

Women’s Bush Fire Training

Our award-winning Women’s Bush Fire Training event is usually staged in September each year – especially designed for the women of our community that need assistance with their Bush Fire Survival Plan and preparation of their property. Theory and practical fire drills are designed to enable you to cope with potential bush fire threats. Talks and instruction […]