Incorporating the Snowy Valleys Council formally Tumut and Tumbarumba Local Government Areas


The Riverina Highlands RFS Cadets  are part of the NSW Rural Fire Service Cadet Program. They undertake training as part of School Sport every Wednesday and Friday  of the School year.Activities include hose bowling and rolling, extinguisher training, mapping, radio communications, camps and competitions.

The three high schools in the Zone  (Tumut High, Gundagai High and McAulely Catholic Central School) use cadets as part of the Sports program and the combined numbers of cadets are growing to over 30.

In September 2006 the Cadets competed at the RFS State Championships in Barooga and finished third overall in the State.

In 2007 they competed in the Inaugural National Fire Cadet Competition where they came home with a Bronze and a Silver Medal.
In 2008 both schools competed at the RFS State Championships and Tumut High Finished 3rd overall. We came back with 8 trophies in total.

In 2009 they competed again at the National Fire Cadet Competition and came home with a silver and a bronze as well as the Chaplains award for team spirit.

In 2010 they all competed at the NSW RFS State Championships held in Dubbo  and once again they did well coming back with 6 trophies. (1 first, 2 seconds and 2 thirds as well  the Tumut team being placed 3rd overall. Well done to all. 

In 2014 Gundagai Cadets became the NSW RFS Junior State Champions with the Tumut Cadets finishing second overall.

2015 They competed at National Fire Cadet Competition again in October and came back with 2 Gold Medals.

The July 2009 Bushfire Bulletin has a story in relation to cadets and is worth a view. It also contains the results of the National Competition

For further information  contact the RFS Zone office on 6941 2222