The Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, today will join us at the ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) headquarters in Fairbairn to formally launch this new website.
This website has been created by the ESA to provide the ACT community with the latest emergency information, whether it be during a major event, a day to day incident or advice on being prepared.
This website also provides direct links to the ESA social media accounts in the top right hand corner of each page as well as offering direct feeds of emergency alerts and incident information.
This website also allows you to convert the text throughout the site into over 50 different languages via the translation tool in the bottom right hand corner of this page.
The ESA hopes you enjoy using this new website and social media accounts and we welcome your comments via the feedback tab in the top right hand corner of the site.
The Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, said a report into Emergency Alert telephone warnings distributed during the recent Mitchell chemical fire highlights the limitations of the system.
Ministers media release
Report on the use of EMERGENCY ALERT for Mitchell fire – September 2011 [.PDF 84 KB]
ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) and ACT Fire Brigade have received a total of five calls for help since 9 o’clock this morning following wet and windy weather.
Minor damage only with trees and branches across roads and leaking roofs. Widespread areas affected across the A.C.T.
Residents who require assistance can call the ACTSES on 132-500.
Fire crews have ventilated the building and residents are now allowed back inside.
The ACT Fire Brigade reminds people to “Don’t Stop Looking While You Are Cooking”.
The ACT Fire Brigade has evacuated 80 people from a city residential building after receiving reports of a fire.
Firefighters responded tonight to the Avenue apartment complex on the corner of Moore Street and Barry Drive Turner to find smoke from burning food in an oven set off a smoke alarm.
Update to follow.