Do you have a passion for public safety and a willingness to give back to the community?
Comprised of four operational services, enabling staff and volunteers, the ACT Emergency Services Agency is responsible for the protection of life, property and the environment in the ACT.
There are career and volunteering opportunities to suit a wide range of abilities and interests with operational and non-operational roles. Compare the functions of the different services on the pages below
Staff within the ACT Emergency Services Agency are employees of the ACT Government. More information on how we hire can be found on the jobs.act.gov.au website.
ACT Ambulance Service
The ACT Ambulance Service is responsible for providing emergency and non-emergency ambulance services to the ACT community.
ACT Fire & Rescue
ACT Fire & Rescue respond to a wide range of hazards and emergencies in the ACT. Being a firefighter is no ordinary job.
The ACT Emergency Services Agency relies on volunteers and support staff in operational and non-operational roles.
ESA Workshop staff service and maintain a wide range of frontline emergency vehicles, tools, and equipment.
Volunteering can be a valuable way of giving back to your local community. The ACTESA has more than 15 volunteer units and brigades strategically placed around the territory.
ACT Rural Fire Service
The ACT Rural Fire Service is responsible for protecting the ACT community from the threat of grass and bushfires.
ACT State Emergency Service
The ACT State Emergency Service is the lead agency responsible for the preparation and response to storm & flood events.
Community Fire Units
Community Fire Unit volunteers protect their home and street from the threat of bushfire.
Mapping & Planning Support Group
MAPS volunteers provide mapping and GIS capabilities to the ACT Emergency Services Agency.