News Alerts

Unit fire – Belconnen

ACT Fire & Rescue have removed an unconscious person from a smoke logged unit in Howie Court, Belconnen.

At approximately 5:30pm, firefighters arrived on scene to find the fire already extinguished and made the scene safe. Initial investigations suggest the fire was caused by burnt food stuffs.

ACT Ambulance Service paramedics treated the patient on scene and transported them to Calvary Hospital in a stable condition.

ACT Fire & Rescue reminds the community “Don’t stop looking while you’re cooking”.

ACT high rise capabilities to be enhanced with second aerial appliance

Funding for a new aerial pumper appliance was announced in the ACT Government’s 2018-19 Budget and a tender for this vehicle closes on 19 February 2019.

The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) intends to have the new aerial pumper appliance on the road in the 2019-20 financial year.

ESA Commissioner Dom Lane said today that the purchase and commissioning of this important second appliance is a priority for the agency.

The current ACT Fire & Rescue (ACTF&R) aerial appliance is at ESA workshops where a scheduled quarterly service is being carried out. Additional work is also being undertaken to diagnose a reoccurring electrical fault.

The fire on the twelfth floor of a construction site in Cooyong Street, Civic on 18 February 2019 was quickly extinguished without the utilisation of an aerial appliance.

This further demonstrates that ACTF&R firefighters can quickly adapt and have the skills to safely and effectively respond to and control a range of fires and emergencies.

Structure fire – Civic

ACT Fire & Rescue responded to a small fire on the twelfth floor of a construction site on Cooyong Street, Civic.

Upon arrival firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and conducted a search of the site.

The construction site was unoccupied and firefighters have since departed the scene.

Ginninderra Falls Rescue

ACT Fire and Rescue Vertical Rescue Crew, ACT Ambulance Service Intensive Care Paramedics and ACT Police Search and Rescue have successfully conducted the rescue of an injured female from Ginninderra Falls.

The patient is currently being assessed by Paramedics.

Ginninderra Falls Rescue

ACT Fire and Rescue, ACT Ambulance Service Intensive Care Paramedics and ACT Policing are currently responding to a trapped and injured person at Ginninderra Falls.

Specialist vertical rescue firefighters are on scene.

Update to follow.