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Members recognised with National Emergency Medal

Members recognised with National Emergency Medal

Six members from the ACT Emergency Services Agency have been recognised with the National Emergency Medal for their efforts in the recovery from Tropical Cyclone Debbie, a category 4 cyclone that crossed the East Coast of Australia on March 28, 2017. The recipients are:

  • Tammy Bennett (ACTSES)
  • Matthew Coleman (ACTSES)
  • Jacinta Cortese (ACTSES)
  • Paul Cortese (ACTSES)
  • Sam Evans (ACTF&R)
  • Neil Maher (ACTF&R)

Members from the ACT State Emergency Service and ACT Fire & Rescue deployed as part of a wider combined NSW/ACT Rapid Damage Assessment team to support Operation Fortitude in March 2017, working in the Mackay and Proserpine regions.

The rapid assessments allowed the Incident Management Team to effectively prioritise resources following the storm. Conditions were challenging with roads washed away or still flooded, making travel extremely difficult, and the loss of infrastructure made identifying locations problematic.

We thank all those who go above and beyond during times of emergency. Congratulations to the deserving recipients!

Posted 5:50am - 22 Jul 2021

ALL CLEAR - Structure Fire - Geelong Street, Fyshwick

ALL CLEAR - Structure Fire - Geelong Street, Fyshwick

ACT Fire & Rescue have now completed firefighting operations at a building on Geelong Street, Fyshwick.

Crews patrolled the scene throughout the night and in to the morning, ensuring there were no re-ignitions.

The scene has been handed back to the owner.

All surrounding tenancies remain open and Geelong St is open.

The cause of the fire is not being treated as suspicious.

Posted 2:08am - 15 Jul 2021

Update - Structure Fire - Geelong Street, Fyshwick

Update - Structure Fire - Geelong Street, Fyshwick

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a fire at an electric scooter battery storage facility in Fyshwick. 

Firefighters will continue to monitor the batteries overnight to ensure there is no residual heat. 

There remains no current threat to surrounding tenancies, nor have any of the surrounding buildings sustained damage.

Geelong Street remains closed and the community is asked to avoid the area.

For more details on this event visit the ESA Facebook Live Update at 8:15pm Wednesday 14 July 2021.

Posted 10:55am - 14 Jul 2021

Update - Structure Fire - Geelong Street, Fyshwick

Update - Structure Fire - Geelong Street, Fyshwick

ACT Fire & Rescue crews are working to contain a fire at an electric scooter battery storage facility in Fyshwick. 

 

ACT Policing are on scene and assisting with clearing any occupied buildings as a precaution in the area. 

 

There is a road closure in place along Geelong Street approximately 400 metres from the entrance off Canberra Avenue.

 

The community is asked to avoid the area. 

Posted 8:59am - 14 Jul 2021

Structure Fire - Geelong Street, Fyshwick

Structure Fire - Geelong Street, Fyshwick

ACT Fire & Rescue crews are on scene at a factory fire on Geelong St, Fyshwick.

A number of local road closures are in place.

Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

The community is being asked to avoid the area.

Posted 7:28am - 14 Jul 2021
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2021 Eastern Grey Kangaroo conservation cull now complete

2021 Eastern Grey Kangaroo conservation cull now complete

Posted 2:00pm - 13 Jul 2021

Areas of Namadgi and the Molonglo and Murrumbidgee River Corridors to close for feral deer and pig control

Coinciding with Reconciliation Week 2021, The ACT Heritage Council has registered the Ginninderra Creek Corroboree Ground Cultural Gathering Place, Belconnen and provisionally registered Yeddung Dhaura in Forde.

Posted about 1 month ago

Roads access to parts of Namadgi closed due to severe weather forecast

Coinciding with Reconciliation Week 2021, The ACT Heritage Council has registered the Ginninderra Creek Corroboree Ground Cultural Gathering Place, Belconnen and provisionally registered Yeddung Dhaura in Forde.

Posted about 1 month ago

Two Aboriginal places heritage listed during Reconciliation Week 2021

Coinciding with Reconciliation Week 2021, The ACT Heritage Council has registered the Ginninderra Creek Corroboree Ground Cultural Gathering Place, Belconnen and provisionally registered Yeddung Dhaura in Forde.

Posted about 1 month ago

2021 Eastern Grey Kangaroo conservation cull begins

2021 Eastern Grey Kangaroo conservation cull begins

Posted 2 months ago
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