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128 calls for help following damaging winds

ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) received 128 requests for assistance yesterday following damaging winds in the ACT. ACTSES were supported by ACT Rural Fire Service, ACT Fire & Rescue, Access Canberra, and Transport Canberra and City Services. All services worked together to respond to all 128 jobs yesterday. The majority of requests are in relation… Read more »

ACTSES receives 91 calls for help

ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received 91 requests for assistance resulting from high winds across the Canberra region today, with 44 jobs still underway. The majority of requests are in relation to roof damage and fallen trees across roads. Volunteer units from ACTSES were supported by ACT Rural Fire Service volunteers, ACT Fire &… Read more »

TOTAL FIRE BAN declared in the ACT – 12 February 2019

ACT Emergency Services Agency Commissioner Dom Lane has declared a Total Fire Ban for the whole of the ACT under Section 114 of the Emergencies Act 2004 from: 00:01 Tuesday, 12 February 2019 to 23:59 Tuesday, 12 February 2019. The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting dry conditions and strong winds tomorrow with a predicted temperature… Read more »

Total Fire Ban – Friday 18th January

Canberrans are being reminded there is a Total Fire Ban in place for the whole of the ACT until 23:59 today (Friday 18 January, 2019). A Total Fire Ban is also in place in surrounding New South Wales. The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting dry conditions and strong winds today with a predicted temperature of… Read more »

Total Fire Ban – SEVERE – 18 January 2019

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: 00:01 Friday 18, January, 2019 to 23:59 Friday 18 January, 2019. A Total Fire Ban is also in place in surrounding New South Wales. The Bureau of… Read more »