ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Ambulance Service are on scene at a pedestrian accident near the Barry Drive and Clunies Ross Street intersection, Acton.
ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have treated a 19-year-old male and have taken the patient to The Canberra Hospital in a serious condition.
The ACT Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS) will tomorrow, Tuesday 18 June, 2013, weather permitting, conduct a controlled burn at Kowen Forest.
The burn will be approximately 118 hectares in size and consists of forest debris piles which may take up to a week to complete.
The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is O12.
Temporary smoke cover may occur. Every effort is made to conduct the burn in weather conditions that will minimise the impact of smoke in the area.
The Health Directorate advises that people with asthma, other chronic respiratory and/or chronic cardiac diseases should not perform vigorous exercise and should stay inside if affected by the smoke. People with asthma in particular should continue their medication and consult their general practitioner if they have any difficulties.
For more details on the burn, visit www.cmd.act.gov.au/open_government/inform/act_government_media_releases/tamsd or call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.
The Gungahlin Unit from the ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has won today’s Rescue Challenge at the ACT Emergency Services Agency Training Centre at Hume.
The Gungahlin Unit will represent the ACT in the National Disaster Rescue Challenge in Victoria from 20th – 22nd September, 2013.
Four teams from the ACTSES and one team from the Queanbeyan Unit with the NSW State Emergency Service competed today in a number of activities demonstrating their general rescue skills and knowledge.
ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics were called to the scene to assess one female patient for suspected smoke inhalation.
Transport to hospital was not required.
Fire crews have completed air monitoring operations.
Staff and patrons have been allowed to return to building.
ACT Fire & Rescue will depart the scene shortly.