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Home fire safety

Fires can easily start in your home leading to tragedy for you and your family. ACT Fire & Rescue advises that all residential properties should be fitted with working smoke alarms. Smoke alarms must be checked on a regular basis. You should change your smoke alarm battery at least once a year, usually at the end… Read more »


 Complacency can kill from ACT Emergency Services Agency on Vimeo. The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) has declared that bushfire season will begin one month early – on 1 September 2018 – due to forecast dry conditions. Traditionally, the bushfire season commences on 1 October and runs through until 31 March, unless conditions warrant… Read more »

Emergency warnings

The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) provides emergency information, advice and warnings to the community in a number of ways. This can be through local ACT electronic media outlets, this website, social media, Canberra Connect and in some cases doorknocking if the situation and circumstances warrants it. The ESA has MOU’s (Memorandum of understanding) in… Read more »


The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) produces a number of publications which are accessible to the community. These include alerts to emergency incidents, updates on emergency incidents, emergency warnings, fact sheets on a range of emergency preparedness topics and media releases. Territory Wide Risk Assessment Report [.PDF 6 MB] ACT Bushfire Council 10 Year Report [.PDF 418… Read more »

Emergency planning

The planning section undertakes the following functions. Maintain emergency plan and sub-plan governance arrangements and coordinate delivery of plans Develop a “whole of ESA” coordinated approach to planning and development control Coordinate the provision of advice to Government Agencies (ACTPLA and DLAPS) and developers for new and proposed developments. Provide input and coordinate advice by… Read more »