Hi all! Good news. Tuggeranong Pkwy is now open. Have a nice evening.
6:57am - 19 Nov 2020
Ginninderra Dr closed at Lance Hill Ave Dunlop due to motor vehicle collision. Please drive safe avoid the area.
9:52pm - 17 Nov 2020
Structure Fire - Greenway
ACT Fire & Rescue (ACTF&R) firefighters are conducting ventilation operations at a seniors’ living village in Greenway.
A wheat bag warming in the microwave was found to be the source of a burning smell and smoke in a kitchen.
ACT Ambulance Service paramedics attended and assessed one occupant for smoke inhalation.
ACTF&R is reminding all Canberrans to heat wheat bags strictly in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
The ACT State Emergency Service has welcomed 70 new recruits into units across Canberra
70 new volunteers will join the ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) in time for the 2020-21 storm season.
The new recruits are prepared with the knowledge to be first responders to incidents involving floods and storms, as well as provide crucial support to other emergency services.
The current La Niña Alert predicts wetter conditions across the capital this season, which may see the volunteers’ newfound skills in storm and water damage, land-based floodwater rescue, safety and first aid well utilised.
As a result of the new cohort comprising of 32 women, ages ranging from 18-70, and the range of backgrounds – the service was commended on its diversity within the Agency.
The new faces will join nearly 400 everyday Canberrans volunteering with the service.
ACT Ambulance Service paramedic takes top spot at the National Rotary Emergency Services Community Awards
Intensive care paramedic, Susith Adikari, was the National Winner at Rotary Emergency Services Community Awards in a ceremony at Government House yesterday.
Susith has been a paramedic with ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS) for 13 years and was nominated for his altruistic commitment to protecting the community - notably during the British Columbia Bushfires (Canada) in 2017 and more recently, the 2019-20 bushfire season in Canberra.
Along with his duty as a paramedic with the ACT Ambulance Service, Susith is passionate about disseminating the wealth of knowledge and experience he has acquired over the years to help develop the next crop of graduate paramedics for ACT.
The National Rotary Emergency Services Community Awards is an initiative of the Rotary Districts and Clubs of NSW and ACT, which aims to acknowledge and celebrate selfless Community Service of Emergency Services personnel.
We’re proud to have dedicated first responders like Susith in our community
UPDATE - STORM IMPACT ACROSS THE ACT
Throughout the day, the ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES), ACT Fire & Rescue (ACTF&R) and Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) have responded to 98 requests for assistance. 37 of these requests remain pending, and crews will continue to respond into the evening.
The majority of damage has been caused by falling trees and leaking roofs.
There are currently no roads closed as a result of today’s storm activity.
To make sure you’re prepared for all emergencies, visit www.esa.act.gov.au to download and complete your Survival Plan.
STORM IMPACT ACROSS THE ACT
The severe weather that passed through the ACT last night and today caused damage across Canberra.
The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) have received 75 requests for assistance, and 46 remain outstanding.
Areas around the inner south of the city have been affected the most, with several major roads impacted. Where possible, please avoid the following on your drive home this afternoon:
- Constitution Ave (London Circuit intersection)
- Flinders Way
- Canberra Ave (western end)
- Barton Highway (Bellenden St exit)
- Mugga Lane
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