News and alerts

ACT Firefighters Deployment to Canada

A contingent of ACT Firefighters have departed for Canada to support local firefighters during extremely challenging conditions early in the Northern Hemisphere fire season.

Prescribed Burns

Prescribed burns are taking place today across Canberra at the following locations:

- Birrigai, near Paddy's River
- Carlile street, Evatt
- Bellenden street, Barton Highway

Rubbish Fire - John Cory Rd, Hume

Firefighters have contained a rubbish fire, outside an industrial facility on John Cory Rd in Hume.
Smoke may be visible in the area for some time.

Warwick's Story (MAPS) - National Volunteer Week 2023

After seeing how hard Canberra was hit by the 2003 bushfires, Warwick knew from that point onwards that he wanted to be a volunteer in some way with the ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA).

Paul's Story (ACTRFS) - National Volunteer Week 2023

Although Paul may now work with the ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) as a memberships officer, it is his long career as a volunteer with the service that has truly shaped who he is today.

Terry's Story (ACTSES) - National Volunteer Week 2023

For Terry Senior, joining the ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) was something that he did because it aligned with his strong morals. He loves it and wants to help people during times of need.