It is our sad duty to pass on the news that Charles Johnson passed away yesterday morning (15th January 2020)
For those that did not have the pleasure of knowing Charles, he was a long time member, 30 plus years, of Kanimbla BFB. Charles was well liked and respected by all members of the Brigade, not only by our Brigade, but also in the greater Chifley/Lithgow District.
Thanks to Charles, his guidance has shaped the Brigade that we are today. He certainly saw us through some very difficult times.
Charles was a firefighter, trainer and mentor for our Brigade since round the late 60’s early 70’s. He became Deputy Captain, Senior Deputy Captain, and Brigade Training Officer with Kanimbla, and through his dedication and hard work Charles became Deputy Group Captain (East) with Lithgow Fire Communication Centre.
Charles received the RFS-Long Service Medal (30yr+) in 2010.
And RFS Life Membership in 2016.
Charles certainly left his mark on the Kanimbla Valley, the Brigade will be forever in his debt.