News Alerts

Rescue – Yarralumla

A 13 year old boy has been rescued by firefighters after becoming stuck approximately 15 meters up a tree in the vicinity of Yarralumla Nursery.

ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Ambulance Service used the Bronto to rescue the child.

No injuries were sustained.

Light Rail Incident – Canberra City

At approximately 7:47am Emergency Services were called to attend an accident at the intersection of Cooyong Street and Northbourne Avenue in Canberra City.

ACT Fire and Rescue firefighters and ACT Ambulance Service Paramedics treated a male pedestrian following reports he had been struck by a light rail vehicle.

The male patient was transported to TCH in a stable condition with leg and upper body injuries.

Update – HAZMAT Incident, Weston

ACT Fire & Rescue have contained a non-hazardous oil spill at Liardet Street and MacLeod Court, Weston.

Firefighters have made the scene safe and have since departed.

Transport Canberra and City Services crews will remain on scene cleaning up.

HAZMAT Incident – Weston

ACT Fire & Rescue are responding to a non hazardous oil spill at Liardet Street and MacLeod Court, Weston.

Liardet Street and MacLeod Court car park is currently closed while firefighters are on scene.

Smoke in the ACT

The ACT Emergency Services Agency would like to reassure the community that a smoke-haze and smell-of-smoke in the ACT today is coming from bushfires in Victoria.

There is no threat to the ACT from these fires. There is also currently no bushfire threat in the ACT.

Today, the ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will deploy 14 firefighters to assist Emergency Management Victoria with bushfires burning in the Victorian Gippsland region.