The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) is responsible for the following emergency management strategies in supporting the ACT community and
fulfilling its responsibilities under the Emergencies Act 2004:
- Prevention and Mitigation: Emergency prevention and mitigation measures are aimed to decrease or eliminate impacts on the ACT community and environment
- Preparedness: Emergency preparedness measures ensure that in the event of emergency, communities, resources, and services can manage the impact
- Response: Response strategies and services are in place to control, and reduce consequences of emergencies, and
- Recovery: Recovery strategies are aimed to return the ACT community and ESA to a state of preparedness after an emergency situation.
The ESA comprises four operational services: ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS), ACT Fire and Rescue Service (ACTF&R), ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) and ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES).
These operational services are supported by the ESA support capabilities and enabling services and comprise:
- ESA Commissioner's Office: Executive Support and Governance, Public Information and Engagement, Agency Collaboration and Governance
- Capability Support and Coordination: ESA Fleet, ESA Procurement, ESA Resource Centre, ESA Project Management and ESA Workshop
- People, Culture and Training: ESA Training, ESA Workforce Planning, ESA Welfare Programs, ACTAS Clinical Education
- Risk and Planning: ESA Spatial and Digital Services, Emergency Management, Community Resilience
- ESA Triple Zero Communications Centre (ComCen)
ESA Finance: Finance and Budgets, Performance and Data Management, ESA Capital Works (formerly the ESA Station and Upgrade Program)