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There are 21 rescue departments in Finland, which are managed by municipalities and which carry out rescue service duties in their regions. Rescue departments cooperate with other authorities and with local residents and communities in the prevention of accidents and maintenance of security. The goal of the Rescue Act is to enable individuals, owners and occupants of buildings, and business and industrial operators to prevent accidents within their living environments and activities, and to prepare for the limitation and avoidance of the losses and consequences of accidents. Everyone can create a safer life and environment through their own activities. 

Security is co-operation!


Emergency material assistance supplied to Ukraine for two years

The second anniversary of the beginning of the Russia’s brutal war of aggression against Ukraine in its entirety will be this week on 24 February 2024. However, one anniversary was already observed last week on 15 February, when it had been exactly two years since the activation of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism following Ukraine’s request for assistance.
Press release Ministry of the Interior Rescue services, 23.2.2024 13:52

Not only strong walls and structures

Civil defence shelters offer much more than strong protective structures. I don't think many people know about all the functionalities, devices and equipment that our civil defence shelters have – or should have, writes Project Manager Ira Pasi.
Column Ministry of the Interior Rescue services, 20.12.2023 15:42
Senior Specialist Ilona Hatakka

The rescEU provides additional capacities for accident and disaster management

Recent news has shown that countries in Europe also need to be increasingly prepared for serious, protracted and large-scale crises. Even in the EU, Member States have the primary responsibility for preventing, preparing for and responding to natural and man-made disasters.
Column Ministry of the Interior Rescue services, 8.9.2023 11:46

Europe’s largest CBRN reserve to be established in Finland

At the beginning of the year, Finland received substantial funding of EUR 242 million from the EU Commission for the establishment of a CBRN strategic reserve. Material will be stockpiled in the reserve in case of emergencies involving chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) threats, accidents and situations, especially in Northern and Eastern Europe, says Project Manager Tarja Rantala.
Column Ministry of the Interior Rescue services, 16.8.2023 9:41
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Application for the Bachelor of Rescue Services Degree Programme 26

The application period for the Bachelor of Rescue Services Degree Programme starting in August 2024 is from 26 February to 15 March.
News item Rescue services, 15.2.2024 11:36
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Applications accepted to the Helsinki Rescue School!

The application period for the rescuer course starting in autumn 2024 is open until Wednesday 17 January.
Press release Helsinki Rescue services, 1.12.2023 15:58

New year brings changes to the Ministry of the Interior’s administrative branch

The start of 2024 will see the entry into force of amendments to acts and decrees. This press release provides a summary of the most important changes.
Press release Ministry of the Interior Rescue services, 20.12.2023 14:12

Additional common EU reserves to be established in Finland, value of projects to rise to EUR 305 million

Additional common EU reserves will be established in Finland. The new reserves will contain supplies such as medicines, medical supplies and medical devices, and they are part of the rescEU project. Finland has received a total of EUR 305 million in funding from the European Commission for the establishment of the reserves
Press release Ministry of Social Affairs and HealthMinistry of the Interior Rescue services, 20.12.2023 15:10
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Shifting our perspective from the location to our shared challenges

Executive Director, Helsinki City Rescue Department: Finland has two high-quality schools of rescue services. Both institutions are direly needed, and additional funding has been proposed for both.
Press release Helsinki Rescue services, 8.12.2023 12:32

Ministers Rantanen and Bohlin discuss civil preparedness and civil defence shelters

Minister of the Interior Mari Rantanen and Swedish Minister for Civil Defence Carl-Oskar Bohlin met in Espoo 7.11. The Ministers had a general discussion on the importance of civil preparedness and civil defence shelters. Minister Bohlin recognised the long-term work carried out in Finland on civil defence shelters.
Press release Ministry of the Interior Rescue services, 8.11.2023 8:43