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Moruya drowning: mother of two dies rescuing child at Congo Beach

NSW Police have confirmed the drowning of a 50-year-old Sydney woman yesterday at Congo Beach, south of Moruya on the NSW South Coast.

Firefighting veteran with more than 20 years’ experience is ACTRFS’s new chief officer

Rohan Scott, the new ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) chief officer, was introduced to the public today at the Molonglo Brigade facility.

Canberrans encouraged to create multi-hazard survival plan

Canberrans will be armed with a survival plan for any natural disaster, with ACT Emergency Services Agency’s new multi-hazard survival plan tool.

Warning after child rescued from hot car

ACT Policing and the ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) have issued a warning on the dangers of leaving children unattended in parked cars, after a three-year-old child was rescued from a hot...

Liberals pledge new police station for Gungahlin

Gungahlin could be home to a new police station and emergency services centre if the Canberra Liberals are elected later this month. The Canberra Liberals announced the plan this morning, promising to deliver...

New Canberra city emergency services station to be online by 2022-23

A new emergency services station to be built in Acton will house two Ambulance Services and ACT Fire & Rescue crews and be operational by 2022-23

Nearly half of Canberrans lax with smoke alarms, study finds

A recent survey has shown almost half (47%) of ACT residents do not test their smoke alarms as recommended by fire authorities.

ACT’s top cop moves to ESA role

ACT Chief Police Officer (CPO) Ray Johnson is changing roles, moving into a newly created position as Deputy Commissioner of the ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA). In the role, he will lead the...

Makeshift COVID-19 hospital to be operational next month

A dedicated makeshift COVID-19 hospital new will be constructed at or near the Canberra Hospital and will initially have capacity for 50 patients.

Emergency services personnel honoured

All members of the ACT Emergency Services Agency (ACT ESA) and ACT Parks and Conservation have been named Canberra Citizen of the Year for 2020. Announced on Monday 2 March, the honour recognises their...

‘Disaster tourism’ flames fury and frustration

In the last week of January as the Orroral Valley Fire burned out of control, posing a direct threat to residents of far south ACT, many instances of ‘disaster tourism’ were reported...