About us

The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) is the ACT Government organisation charged with providing emergency management services to the Canberra community.

About us

The ESA comprises the ACT Ambulance Service, ACT Fire & Rescue, the ACT Rural Fire Service, the ACT State Emergency Service and the ESA Enabling Services.

Together we are one team of many players with a single vision of being "the trusted agency for emergency management in the ACT".

Our workforce profile includes over 2,200 fulltime and volunteer personnel.

More information about the ACT Ambulance Service.

More information about ACT Fire & Rescue.

More information about the ACT Rural Fire Service.

More information about the ACT State Emergency Service.

The ESA, in its current form, was created on 1 July 2006 when the former statutory authority, the ACT Emergency Services Authority was placed under the administrative control of the ACT Department of Justice and Community Safety (now the Justice and Community Safety Directorate).