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Firefighters in a burnt forest.

Summer delicacies safely from the grill

As summer begins, barbecuing and the use of fire are always a topic of much discussion. Where are you allowed to barbecue, what does ‘open fire’ mean exactly, and what about wildfire warnings?
Press release Helsinki Rescue services, 5.6.2024 12:56
A woman and a man in front of a fire unit.

Rescue Department issues award to two persons who rescued a man from icy water

On Good Friday 29 March at around 11 am Jan Strandholm and Johanna Suhonen were walking along a path in the northern part of Kulosaari when they spotted a person in a hole in the ice off the shore. They could not hear any calls for help.
Press release Helsinki Rescue services, 1.5.2024 6:34
Four men walking in a civil defence shelter

Helsinki to invest millions in repairing civil defence shelters

Renovation of Niemenmäki civil defence shelter completed in March, more shelters to be renovated.
Press release Helsinki Rescue services, 18.4.2024 14:58
Rescuers wearing protective overalls

Rescue Department receiving over 400 000 euros EU funding for CBRNE capabilities

The Ministry of the Interior has granted EU funding from the Internal Security Fund (ISF) to the Helsinki City Rescue Department for equipment acquisitions to strengthen the department’s preparedness for demanding CBRNE incidents involving chemical substances, biological pathogens, radioactive substances, nuclear weapons or explosives.
Press release Helsinki Rescue services, 28.3.2024 9:44