Area of Responsibility | Terrain & Vegetation | Meet Stoney Creek Brigade

Our Area of Responsibility

We look after the Carwoola area including the Radcliffe & Molonglo Park estates. Formally, this is the middle part of Captains Flat Road, the railway line to the north, the Taliesin hills down to Yarrow and part of Primrose Valley in the south and surrounding areas. HOSKINSTOWN-ROSSI RFS Brigade are on our eastern boundary across the flood plain of the Molonglo which stretches all the way to Tallaganda forest. On our western boundary we have the bushland adjacent to Googong Dam which we share with BURRA RFS and the outer parts of Queanbeyan which are looked after by QUEANBEYAN CITY RFS. To our south is the CAPTAINS FLAT RFS Brigade and together we look after the bushland of Yanununbeyan. North is the border with the ACT which is serviced by the ACT RFS Brigades.

Click here for the RFS map of our area of responsibility.
It should be understood that we and all our neighbouring brigades support each other a great deal as well as the Queanbeyan City brigade from NSW Fire & Rescue and ACT Fire Services.
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You can use this map to find the Stoney Creek Fire shed.

Terrain & Vegetation

Our area is a mix of forests, farmland and rural-residential properties. We have a few small commercial businesses in the area, including some that may pose a hazard to fire fighting crews. If you are storing large quantities of chemicals in the area, we ask you let us know as they may need to be taken into consideration if we attend a fire nearby. This way, we can draw up a response plan and advise our Fire Control Centre in Queanbeyan if we would need the support of crews with special equipment.

Typical Grassland and rural residential
We have a crew strength that varies between about 20 and 30 locals (and a few who live in town!)


We have three RFS tankers that live in our Fire Shed (next to the Community Hall). These are 4-wheel drive vehicles that carry their own water supply.
Tea tree
The largest is a Category 1, with a capacity of 3300 litres. The 'Cat1' can carry a crew of five or six. Its callsign is "Stoney Creek 1"

The junction of Briars Sharrow Rd & Bungendore-Hoskinstown Rd. Near the boundary between Stony Creek and our neighbouring brigade Hoskinstown-Rossi.

Stoney Creek 7A

We also have two Cat7s, which each can each carry around 1000 litres and carry a crew of three. Their callsigns are "Stoney Creek 7-Alpha" & "Stoney Creek 7-Bravo".

This is SC-7A

Stoney Creek 7B

Being lighter and smaller, the Cat7s are very good at getting into areas the big Cat1s cannot access.

This is SC-7B

The Brigade has also purchased a 'Quick Fill' pump and trailer to support our operations. Using the Quick Fill we can refill our tankers in a few minutes and be back on our way much faster than we could if we were using the pump on the tanker to draft water. It has made it much easier and safer when we attend a fire.

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