Can the ACT handle a major fire emergency?

Dan Jervis-Bardy
By Dan Jervis-Bardy
January 29 2021 - 5:00pm
ACT Emergency Services Minister Mick Gentleman and ESA commissioner Georgeina Whelan (right) announce the newly-appointed ACT Rural Fire Service chief officer Rohan Scott (left). Picture: Karleen Minney

The ACT has the firefighters and equipment to mount an "initial" attack on blazes comparable to the 2003 catastrophe but is reliant on interstate help to sustain the fight in multi-day emergencies, a report has shown.


Dan Jervis-Bardy

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Federal Politics Reporter

Dan covers federal politics from Parliament House, with a special focus on climate policy and the NDIS. He has previously reported on ACT politics and urban affairs since joining the Canberra Times in 2018.

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