News Alerts

Pedestrian incident – Florey

ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS) has responded to a pedestrian and car incident on Kingsford Smith Drive, Florey.

Paramedics assessed and treated two patients before transporting one male patient to the Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

Paramedics have since departed the scene.

House Fire – MacGregor

ACT Fire & Rescue were called to a fire in a townhouse on Eccles Circuit, MacGregor at approximately 11:50pm last night. The fire started in the kitchen and the occupants were alerted to it and able to self evacuate thanks to a working smoke alarm. Firefighters extinguished the fire, and responded with two pumpers, breathing apparatus unit and a commander.

Rescue at Booroomba Rocks

ACT Fire & Rescue firefighter have successfully performed the rescue of a male in his 40s who fell approximately 5m at Booroomba Rocks and fractured his leg.

ACT Ambulance Service paramedics and ACT Parks and Conservation Service staff assisted in assessing the patient and manually carrying him to where he was able to be winched to the Toll Southcare Helicopter. He has been taken to the Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

Structure Fire – Civic

ACT Fire & Rescue responded to a fire alarm at the National Convention Centre at approximately 4pm this afternoon. A small fire from a lithium battery was located and extinguished by firefighters. ACT Ambulance Service paramedics will attend to assess one person on site. The building was partially evacuated and one lane of traffic on Constitution Avenue, Civic has been closed. The Hazmat unit is conducting atmospheric monitoring.

Motor Vehicle Incident – Florey

ACT Ambulance Service, ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Policing were called to a two vehicle incident on Southern Cross Drive in Florey. Paramedics treated and stabilised three adults and one child. Firefighters extricated a female, who was transported to the Canberra Hospital in a serious condition. Two males and a child were also transported to the Canberra Hospital, all in stable conditions. Southern Cross Drive is closed in both directions between Kingsford Smith Drive and Coulter Drive. The incident has been handed to ACT Policing.