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There are 22 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. 

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Finland to send experts in international civil protection to combat forest fires in Greece

By decision of the Ministry of the Interior, Finland is sending 50 rescue workers to Greece to help manage wildfires. The Emergency Services Academy is the employer of the posted experts.
Press release Ministry of the Interior Rescue services, 29.7.2022 11:05

Digital services to enhance fire inspections and other incident and accident prevention

A new national information system for incident and accident prevention will be procured for the rescue services. The purpose of the procurement is to enhance, harmonise and make transparent the processes of incident and accident prevention, data transfer and practices in rescue services and to enable electronic services for customers.
Press release Ministry of the Interior Rescue services, 7.7.2022 12:05

First national radiation measurement strategy is ready

The aim of the strategy is to ensure that Finland is prepared for managing various radiation hazards and to improve the readiness for radiation measurement to safeguard the functioning of society and its vital functions.
Press release Ministry of the Interior Rescue services, 30.6.2022 15:45

Bonfires may not be lit while forest and grass fire warnings are in force

No exceptions will be granted for lighting bonfires. The Ministry of the Interior urges people to check the latest fire warnings for forest fires or grass fires in the area from a local weather forecast or from the website of the Finnish Meteorological Institute.
Press release Ministry of the Interior Rescue services, 21.6.2022 13:44
Mikko Jalo.

Mikko Jalo appointed as Special Adviser to Minister of the Interior Mikkonen

Mikko Jalo has taken up his duties as Special Adviser to Minister of the Interior Krista Mikkonen. Jalo is responsible for the Minister’s communications and media relations as well as matters related to rescue services.
Press release Ministry of the Interior Rescue services, 10.6.2022 12:47

All of Finnish society has come together to help Ukraine

Ukraine is under attack by Russia. Finland is providing support to Ukraine both nationally and through the European Union. In addition to financial aid granted by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland has sent over EUR 2 million in civilian material assistance to Ukraine and its neighbouring regions through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.
Press release Ministry of the Interior Rescue services, 3.6.2022 12:44

Finland sent medicines and medical supplies to Ukraine

On 16 May, Finland sent medicines and medical supplies to Ukraine. The assistance was provided through the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism. According to the European Commission, Ukraine urgently needs medicines, fuel, back-up generators and water purification tablets.
Press release Ministry of Social Affairs and HealthMinistry of the Interior Rescue services, 25.5.2022 14:23

Finnish and Estonian interior ministers meet in Tallinn

Minister of the Interior Krista Mikkonen will visit Tallinn on 2–3 May and meet Estonian Minister of the Interior Kristian Jaani. The Ministers will discuss topics including the situation in Ukraine, the reception of people who have fled Ukraine, provision of international assistance and civil defence.
Press release Ministry of the Interior Rescue services, 2.5.2022 13:49

Finland and Sweden engage in extensive and diverse cooperation in preparedness issues

Cooperation in maintaining and developing civil preparedness is an important part of the joint preparedness of Finland and Sweden. The heads of the authorities responsible for preparedness in the two countries will meet in Helsinki on Friday 29 April. The bilateral meeting is the first of its kind, and the topics on the agenda will include civil preparedness, security of supply and cyber matters. 
Press release Ministry of the Interior Rescue services, 29.4.2022 8:01

Finland sent additional civilian material assistance to Ukraine and Moldova

On 14 April, Finland sent two ambulances and rescue service supplies to Ukraine and medical supplies to Moldova. In addition, a donation of medicinal products was delivered to Ukraine. The material assistance was provided through the EU’s Civil Protection Mechanism. 
Press release Ministry of the Interior Rescue services, 22.4.2022 13:14

Paramedics in front of ambulance

Pelastustoimi -reliable and efficient

Accident prevention, rescue operations, preparedness and civil defence form a coherent system in Finland that covers all types of incidents from daily accidents to major disasters. In the event of an accident or the threat of one, effective measures are taken to bring people to safety, secure vital functions and limit the impact of the accident.

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rescue service regions
12 602
fires in year 2019
107 970
rescue operations
17 214
traffic accidents