News Alerts

Worksite incident – Turner

A patient has been rescued from a skid-steer loader where they were trapped during a worksite incident.

At approximately 12:30pm, ACT Fire & Rescue firefighters used hydraulic rescue tools to access and free the patient.

ACT Ambulance Service paramedics treated the patient for his injuries on scene before transporting to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

The site has now been handed to WorkSafe ACT.

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 to roof damage, trees and branches on roads and fallen power lines.

If you need assistance with fallen trees or roof damage call ACTSES on 132 500.

In a life-threatening emergency call Emergency Triple Zero (E000).

For information about emergency road closures check the Transport Canberra interactive map http://bit.ly/ACTrdclosures.

For information about power outages check the EvoEnergy website evoenergy.com.au

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 & Rescue crews, Access Canberra and Transport Canberra and City Services.

ACTSES remind the Canberra community to #BeStormReady and to visit the ESA website for information on how to prepare for a storm.

If you need assistance for fallen trees, call ACT State Emergency Service on 132 500.

In a life-threatening emergency, call Emergency Triple Zero (E000).

For information about emergency road closures, check the Transport Canberra interactive map http://bit.ly/ACTrdclosures.

For information about power outages, check the EvoEnergy website https://www.evoenergy.com.au/residents/emergencies-faults-outages/unplanned-outages.

High winds across the ACT

The haze currently visible across the ACT is dust. There are no active bushfires in the ACT. For information about staying safe during a dust storm, visit the ACT Health website at health.act.gov.au

The ACT Emergency Services Agency is responding to multiple calls relating to fallen power lines and trees.

If you need assistance for fallen trees, call ACT State Emergency Service on 132 500.

For information about emergency road closures, check the Transport Canberra interactive map http://bit.ly/ACTrdclosures.

In a life-threatening emergency, call Emergency Triple Zero (E000).

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 of 31 degrees.

The forecast Fire Danger Rating (FDR) for tomorrow is predicted to be SEVERE. This means if a fire starts it may be uncontrollable and move quickly.
Residents in Bushfire Prone Areas are urged to review their Bushfire Survival Plan.

The ESA advises you to make sure you know where you will get more information and monitor the situation for any changes. You can do this through esa.act.gov.au, local ACT media outlets, the ESA Twitter and Facebook accounts or by calling Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

A state-wide Total Fire Ban is also in place in New South Wales.

To find out more about Total Fire Bans, including any closures or restrictions visit esa.act.gov.au or call Access Canberra on 13 22 81.