News Alerts

Prescribed burns – multiple locations

The ACT Government wishes to advise that a series of prescribed burns will take place this weekend at Mt Rogers, Point Hut, Hume and Devils Gap at Namadgi National Park.

These burns are part of the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate Bushfire Operations Plan and will be jointly undertaken by combined resources from the Parks and Conservation Service, the ACT Rural Fire Service and ACT Fire and Rescue.

Maps showing the location of the burn sites are available at the Upcoming Prescribed Burns Page.

For information on all active burns in the ACT please check the ESA Incidents Map on the ESA website.

Hazard reduction burn – Gordon

ACT Rural Fire Service will conduct a hazard reduction burn in grassland between Drakeford Drive and Covenant College in Gordon from 10:00am to 4:00pm Saturday 21 April 2018.

Dependent on suitable weather and fuel moisture conditions the total burn area is approximately 2.5 hectares.

There will be four fire tankers and one support vehicle onsite that will remain there for the duration of the burn, departing once the burn area has been deemed blacked out.

The burn will reduce fire fuel loads to protect our community and improve ecosystem health.

For information on all active burns in the ACT please check the ESA Incidents Map on the ESA website.

To find out more about how to stay safe and well if there is smoke in your area visit www.asthmaaustralia.org.au.

Hazard reduction burn – State Circle

ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service will conduct a hazard reduction burn in bushland between Adelaide Avenue and State Circle adjacent to Parliament House and the US Embassy from 10:00am to 4:00pm Saturday 21 April 2018.

Dependent on suitable weather and fuel moisture conditions the total burn area is approximately four hectares.

Fire tankers, pumpers, and three support vehicles will remain on site for the duration of the burn, departing once the burn area has been deemed blacked out.

The burn will reduce fire fuel loads to protect our community and improve ecosystem health.

For information on all active burns in the ACT please check the ESA Incidents Map on the ESA website.

To find out more about how to stay safe and well if there is smoke in your area visit www.asthmaaustralia.org.au.

Honouring Darren Wall 20 years on

ACT Fire & Rescue (ACTF&R) will tomorrow host the 18th Darren Wall Fun Run which marks 20 years since the passing of firefighter Darren Wall.

Darren was dedicated to his job and served the ACT community for more than 12 years with enthusiasm and effort that went beyond the call of duty.

Sadly, Darren suffered a fatal heart attack in 1999. His legacy, however, lives on in ACTF&R today.

The event tomorrow raises money for Soldier On, who support Emergency Services Agency personnel suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Participants can run or walk the five-kilometre course. Registration is from 9:30am with the event commencing at 10:00am in Kings Park opposite the Carillion.

Helicopter crash – Kosciuszko National Park

ACT Ambulance Service responded to a helicopter crash in Kosciuszko National Park at approximately 2:30pm this afternoon.

An ACT doctor and paramedic were winched in to assist the sole occupant of the helicopter. The patient was transported to the Canberra Hospital in a serious condition.