GET READY WEEKEND 2019
On Saturday 14 September our brigade will be holding an open day as a part of the RFS Get Ready Weekend (14 & 15 September). From 12 midday till 2.30pm you are invited to visit our Fire Shed, inspect our fire trucks and facilities, meet our members and discuss your fire plan – we will have free Bush Fire Plan preparation kits, information on livestock and pet protection, learn about your bush fire risk and join us for a free sausage sandwich and tea or coffee (gold coin donation is appreciated).
The month of April usually means things start to get a bit quieter for RFS crews, but April 2018 was certainly different.
Briefly - here's how our month went.
Sat 07.04: Joadja HR . Brett ,Terry and Kellie spent the day lighting up control lines and then putting out spot fires
Sun 08.04: Joadja HR . Mark, Claudia, Mary and Greg spent the day doing the same as above
Sat 14.04: Joadja HR. Brett and Matt spent the day blacking out and patrolling sectors of the fireground
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 hungry brigade members.
At approximately 12.30pm on Saturday 23rd September 2017 the Canyonleigh Brigade received notice that a fire had broken out on a property located on Inverary Road Paddy’s River, approximately 500 metres west of the Hume Motorway. Fire conditions on the day were Severe with a Total Fire Ban in place. The temperature was in the high 20s and a very strong wind was blowing from the west and north west.
The Canyonleigh brigade was the first brigade on the scene with our Senior Deputy Captain in charge with a crew of two in the Cat 1 fire truck. The brigade’s second truck, a Cat 7, with a crew of two, including the captain arrived 15 minutes later. Two other brigade members arrived at the site by private vehicle.
Bush fires are a natural part of the Australian environment and occur regularly, but many people fail to prepare for them. When threatened by bush fires, people will often leave it too late to make critical decisions and often have few safe options left.
The following links take you to pages on the NSW Rural Fire Service website that provide important information that will greatly enhance the likelyhood of the survial of your family, friends and yourself in the event of a bushfire. That's why you need to PREPARE. ACT. SURVIVE. Click on the buttons below to find out more!