The Australian Capital Territory Emergency Services Agency (ACT ESA) was established by the Emergencies Act 2004 (ACT), which came into effect on 1 July 2004. The mission of the ACT ESA is to protect and preserve life, property and the environment in the ACT.
The ACT ESA is responsible for:
The Commissioner, ESA reports to Chief Executive of the Department of Justice & Community Safety, who is responsible to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services. The ACT ESA comprises: four emergency service agencies and several support areas, including: Training Services, Technical Services, Risk & Planning Services, IT Support & Communications. The four operational agencies are:
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