News Alerts

Ten calls for help following wet weather

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) and ACT Fire and Rescue have received a total of 10 calls for help since 10 o’clock last night following wet weather.

Trees and branches across roads, pathways, driveways and one report of a tree on a house at Latham.

Minor damage reported.

Residents who require storm and flood assistance can call the ACTSES on 132-500.

ACT Ambulance Service crew smash door overnight to save a life

A man is lucky to be alive after calling an ambulance to his Braddon property last night.

The 33 year old rang emergency triple zero (000) just after 9 o’clock when he started experiencing an asthma attack.

When the ACT Ambulance Service crew arrived at Dooring Street property they had trouble gaining access to the apartment complex because of security measures in place at the building.

The intensive care paramedics had to get the attention of other occupants to let them inside.

When they arrived at the man’s apartment, the patient collapsed and lost consciousness before he could open the door so the crew were forced to break it down to start treating him.

They managed to bring the man back then rushed him to Calvary Hospital in a critical condition where he is now recovering.

ACTSES respond to wet weather call outs

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) have received a total of ten calls for help as a result of the wet weather today.

No major damage has been reported at this stage.

Male bushwalker treated for facial injuries

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are treating a 31-year-old male bushwalker for facial injuries on Mt Ainslie Drive, Ainslie.

Crews have reached the patient near the top of the lookout and will shortly transport the male to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 10.44am.

Two vehicle accident at Mitchell

ACT Fire and Rescue and ACT Ambulance Service have attended a two vehicle accident at intersection of Well Station and Gungahlin Drives, Mitchell.

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have transported two males, both approx six-years of age, to The Canberra Hospital. One patient with minor injuries and one taken for assessment.

Firefighters and intensive care paramedics assisted in releasing a child from a vehicle who was trapped by confinement. Firefighters also assisted in driving the ambulance to hospital while intensive care paramedics treated both patients en-route.

Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 5.02pm.