A team of ACT firefighters who will compete in 2011 World Police and Fire Games this week in the sport of Gaelic football, today held their last practice hit out before travelling to New York City.
Click on the link below to read the full media release.
2011 – 014 Media Release – ACT Firies to take on the world in New York.pdf
The ACT Fire Brigade remains on scene this morning with several units at the Parkwood recycling business fire.
The fire remains under control and within containment lines but is expected to keep burning for at least another 24 hours.
Smoke from the fire is still being blown away from residential areas.
The fire is contained and under control.
Fire crews changing over now with firefighting to continue overnight until fully extinguished.
ACTSES also on scene providing lighting towers.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage.
A man has sustained suspected head injuries in a motorcycle accident at Wanniassa this afternoon.
The ACT Ambulance Service was called to Sulwood Drive around 2:30pm where intensive care paramedics discovered a 21 year old male patient.
He was treated and stablised on scene then transported to the Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.
The fire is now contained with completion of a containment line around the site.
Winds are forecast to remain favourable for the rest of the day.
The ACT Fire Brigade expect firefighting operations to continue well into tonight.