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Sanna Aivio appointed Principal of Helsinki Rescue School

At its meeting on 18 June 2024, the Helsinki Social Services, Health Care and Rescue Services Committee appointed Sanna Aivio, Master of Social Services and Health Care, as Principal of the Helsinki Rescue School.
Press release Helsinki Rescue services, 19.6.2024 13:50
A firefighter walks towards the camera, an electric scooter battery is burning in the background.

Charge safely!

Devices charged at home, often indoors, such as electric bikes and scooters and home electronics, create a risk which increases all the time.
Press release Helsinki Rescue services, 24.6.2024 15:22
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