News Alerts

Grass Fire – Symonston

ACT Fire and Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service have completely extinguished a fire approximately 20 meters x 20 meters in grass land at the intersection of Newcastle Street and Hindmarsh Drive.

Crews from both services are currently mopping up.

There is no danger to life or property.

Grass Fire – Symonston

ACT Fire and Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service are responding to a grass fire burning at the intersection of Newcastle Street and Hindmarsh Drive.

Multiple resources from both services are on scene.

Further update to follow.

Calling new recruit firefighters – applications closing

Canberrans who are ready, willing and able to be the ACT’s next recruit firefighters have until 9:00 am Monday, 18 February to apply.

The closing of applications follows a four-month campaign that saw ACT Fire & Rescue host a series of Career Information Sessions, Come & Try days and practice ‘BEEP test’ exercises to help candidates test their skills and learn what they need to do to become ready, willing and able.

A range of video resources and links to career information can be viewed at esa.act.gov.au

Apply to be an ACT Fire & Rescue recruit firefighter here https://app.revelian.com/horizononerms/ap71171

Victorian bushfire deployment

6E914C8A-BEDF-48EE-B1B8-5AC90335E6CDACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will deploy ten firefighters to assist Emergency Management Victoria with bushfires burning near the township of Buchan.

Volunteer firefighters will undertake firefighting operations from Saturday 16 February before returning home on Wednesday 20 February.

The ACT Emergency Services Agency has supported Queensland, Tasmania and Victoria this bushfire season, and is prepared to provide further support into next week with the deployment of more crews if requested.

All assurances are made so that deployments do not impact on the level of fire protection to Canberra and the surrounding regions.

We wish our departing crews safe travels and thank them for their commitment and support.

Car crash – Campbell

ACT Fire & Rescue has safely removed three patients from two vehicles following a car crash on Fairbairn Avenue, Campbell.

ACT Ambulance Service Paramedics treated the patients at the scene for minor injuries. All patients were transported to hospital for further assessment.

Traffic delays are expected in the area.