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ACT Fire & Rescue Bear Hunt

1 day 20 hours ago
ACT Fire & Rescue Bear Hunt admin2 Wed, 04/08/2020 - 09:15

The simple idea of a ‘bear hunt’ has taken hold around the world, encouraging families to get out and have some fun while still practising social distancing.

Residents are placing bears on their balconies and in their windows for people to spot while walking by, and ACT Fire & Rescue has decided to join the fun.

Teddy bears are now riding alongside our firefighters on trucks.

Let your kids know so that they can try and spot one next time they see a fire truck!

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UPDATE: Apartment Fire - Emerald Way, Amaroo. 09:30 03.04.2020

6 days 20 hours ago
UPDATE: Apartment Fire - Emerald Way, Amaroo. 09:30 03.04.2020 admin2 Fri, 04/03/2020 - 09:19

ACT Fire & Rescue (ACTF&R), ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS) and ACT Policing attended an apartment fire at a three-story complex In Emerald Way, Amaroo.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

Firefighting operations are now completed.

Emergency Services have departed the scene.

Emerald Way, Amaroo is now open.

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Apartment Fire - Emerald Way, Amaroo. 08:30 03.04.2020

6 days 21 hours ago
Apartment Fire - Emerald Way, Amaroo. 08:30 03.04.2020 admin2 Fri, 04/03/2020 - 08:36

ACT Fire & Rescue (ACTF&R), ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS) and ACT Police are in attendance at an apartment fire in Emerald Way, Amaroo. 

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

ACTF&R HAZMAT team are also on scene at the three-story complex to assist with firefighting efforts and declare the area safe.

Home occupants were treated on scene for smoke inhalation and released.

Emerald Way is currently closed to traffic.

The Community are advised to avoid the area.

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Heavy Rain in the ACT - 7:30pm 02.04.2020

1 week ago
Heavy Rain in the ACT - 7:30pm 02.04.2020 admin2 Thu, 04/02/2020 - 19:23

55 requests for help have been received by the ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) since 10:30am this morning. Calls have come from across the ACT with a majority in the northern suburbs.

Volunteer crews from ACTSES as well as crews from ACT Fire & Rescue (ACTF&R) have been responding to leaking roofs, blocked downpipes and drains.

Repairs made by ACT Emergency Services are temporary and residents are urged to organise more permanent repairs as soon as possible.

Crews continue to assist with requests for help while ensuring all precautions are taken to protect themselves and the community.

The rain is predicted to continue tomorrow and into the early part of the weekend.

Residents who require assistance for storm or flood damage can call 132 500.

Please call Triple Zero (000) in a life-threatening emergency.

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Special Delivery for ACT Schools!

1 week ago
Special Delivery for ACT Schools! admin2 Thu, 04/02/2020 - 15:02

Yesterday, the ACT Emergency Services Agency worked with ACT Education to facilitate the delivery of 360 laptop computers to primary schools so students can continue to learn while at home.

The ACT State Emergency Service crews who completed the job were drawn from across Canberra and were able to complete the tasking in only a few hours.

This is just one example of how the ACT ESA is supporting our community through the current COVID-19 emergency.

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2019-20 ACT Bushfire Season ends 31 March 2020

1 week 2 days ago
2019-20 ACT Bushfire Season ends 31 March 2020 admin2 Tue, 03/31/2020 - 12:08

Following a challenging season of unprecedented conditions the ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) will officially end the 2019-20 ACT bushfire season today, 31 March 2020.

Bushfire, smoke haze, hail storms, heat waves and continuous Total Fire Ban days - the 2019-20 bushfire season has been the ACT’s most difficult yet.

ESA would like to thank the community for helping to keep fire out of the landscape, for following our warnings and information updates, and for looking out for each other.

From 1 April 2020, fire permits will no longer be required for rural land holders wishing to conduct burns. Land holders are still asked to notify authorities if they plan to conduct burns. Penalties apply if fires are left unattended or escape containment.

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Smell of smoke - Griffith

1 week 6 days ago
Smell of smoke - Griffith admin2 Fri, 03/27/2020 - 15:05

ACT Fire & Rescue (ACTF&R) are on scene at Franklin Street, Griffith following reports of a burning smell inside the vacant Capitol Cinema. 

Investigations discovered a switchboard sparking and producing smoke. Firefighters quickly isolated the switchboard and made the area safe. 

HAZMAT are conducting atmospheric monitoring and will remain on scene for the next half an hour. 

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