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Total Fire Ban – 14 February 2018

ACT Emergency Services Agency Commissioner Dominic Lane has declared a Total Fire Ban for the whole of the ACT under Section 114 of the Emergencies Act 2004 from: 00:00 hours on Wednesday, 14 February 2018 to 23:59 hours on Wednesday, 14 February 2018. The Forecast Fire Danger Rating (FDR) for tomorrow is predicted to be… Read more »

Update 1 – Fire in the Erindale Shopping Centre

The fire is believed to have started in the northern end of the building, in the roof space, above a butchery. The fire activated an automatic sprinkler system which helped control the spread of fire before crews were able to extinguish the flames. The Erindale Shopping Centre remains closed to the public. Fire, smoke and… Read more »

Update 1 – response to heavy rain

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received 23 calls for assistance since 5 pm Friday, 1 December. Most of the jobs relate to backyard and garage flooding, as well as leaking roofs. If you require assistance during storms or flood call 132 500. In a life-threatening emergency call Triple Zero (000). No injuries or… Read more »

ACTSES responds to 195 calls for help

At midday today the ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) had received 195 calls for help from over the weekend and Monday morning. All six ACTSES volunteer units responded to jobs and were supported by ACT Fire & Rescue and Territory and Municipal Services Directorate teams. There are five requests for assistance still active with crews… Read more »

ACTSES responds to 182 calls for help

Up to midnight last night the ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) received 182 calls for help over the weekend. All six ACTSES volunteer units responded to jobs and were supported by ACT Fire & Rescue and Territory and Municipal Services Directorate teams. There are 20 requests for assistance outstanding which crews will finish this morning…. Read more »