News Alerts

Fire in garage of Wanniassa property

ACT Fire & Rescue are currently on scene at a blaze in a metal garage in the backyard of a property in Riddell Close, Wanniassa.

Three fire pumpers and a command vehicle are currently on scene. Crews arrived to find the metal structure well alight.

The fire has been contained to the garage structure and crews are still working to extinguish all flames. No neighboring property is under threat from the fire.

Numerous Emergency Triple Zero (000) calls alerted Emergency Services to the incident.

Second baby delivery this week for ACT Ambulance Service

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have today assisted in the home delivery of a baby boy in Ngunnawal.

On arrival the ACT Ambulance Service assessed the mother who was in labour and paramedics assisted immediately in the delivery.

There were no complications in the delivery of the baby boy.

Mother and baby boy are both well and were taken to the Calvary Hospital.

Baby boy delivered at Kambah home by ACT Ambulance Service

The ACT Ambulance Service has today been called to a home in Kambah to assist in delivering a baby boy.

At 11.23am an Emergency Triple Zero (000) call was made by a grandmother.

ACT Ambulance Service Call Takers provided pre-arrival advice whilst intensive care paramedics were dispatched.

On arrival, the birth was imminent and paramedics assisted immediately in the delivery at home.

There were no complications in the delivery of the baby boy.

Mother and baby boy are both well and were taken to the Canberra Hospital.

Five patients injured in head on collision in Canberras south

Five patients aged from three to 74 have been injured this afternoon in a head on collision in Canberra’s south.

The ACT Ambulance Service responded with two ambulances to the Monaro Highway about one kilometre south of Royalla. They were also backed up with one ambulance from the NSW Ambulance Service.

Intensive care paramedics arrived on scene to find a three year old with neck pain, a 17 year old boy with back pain, a 32 year old woman with chest and seat belt injuries, a 58 year old woman with seatbelt injuries and a 74 year old man with chest injuries.

All were transported to the Canberra Hospital in stable conditions.

30 calls for help due to wet weather

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received a total of 30 calls for help as a result of the wet weather in past few hours.

Most jobs attended by ACTSES volunteer crews and ACT Fire & Rescue have been for minor damage.

Crews are currently on scene at Tuggeranong Hyperdome where there has been some flooding on the ground floor.

People needing emergency storm and flood help can call the ACTSES on 132 500.