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Rescue operations

Rescue operations consist of urgent tasks to save and protect people, property and the environment in the event of a threat or accident and to limit the damage caused by said accident and mitigate its consequences.

First aid

The Kymenlaakso rescue department provides first aid services in its area in cooperation with the agreement with Kymsote.

Accident prevention

Accident prevention aims to reduce the likelihood of an accident and to prepare to lessen the damage caused by an accident.

Surveillance-Fire inspection

According to the control plan prepared for the Kymenlaakso area, the rescue service monitors property owners, occupiers and operators in its zone. The Rescue Act is the basis for the control plan.

Security communications

The rescue service takes care of the guidance, counselling and safety communication related to rescue operations in its area. The aim is to prevent fires and other accidents, to prepare for accident prevention, to take appropriate action in the event of accidents and incidents and to limit their consequences.


Preparedness secures the functioning of society in all situations.
Preparedness includes a contingency plan by rescue services or a rescue plan at property level, technical and structural preparations made in advance, such as reserve power and civil protection, training and preparedness training, and the provision of personnel, facilities and critical materials.

Contract fire brigades

Contract fire brigades are an important part of the rescue chain and the production of rescue operations in Kymenlaakso. There are 27 contract fire brigades, 2 semi-permanent fire brigades, 3 factory fire brigades and 2 military fire brigades in the Kymenlaakso area, with which the Kymenlaakso Rescue Department has fire brigade agreements. The specialization of the rescue services and contract fire brigades will be further developed to serve the entire province.

External rescue plans

On the basis of the Rescue Act, the rescue service must draw up an external rescue plan in the event of an accident in areas of special danger. The plan shall be drawn up in cooperation with the operator concerned. The rescue service consults the population at risk for danger and provides information on the plan.

Service price list

Some of the rescue services are chargeable. The board of the Kymenlaakso Rescue Department has confirmed the service price list as of 1 August 2020.

Service price list 2020