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A safe and resilient Finland – through cooperation

The work of the rescue services and the ongoing rescue service reform are guided by the Rescue Services Strategy. The vision of the Strategy is ‘A safe and resilient Finland – through cooperation’.

We will enhance the safety of society under all circumstances – even emergency conditions – in collaboration with other actors, and remain close to people:

  • by reducing the number of accidents
  • by maintaining responsibility for the rescue operations
  • by participating in the maintenance and development of civil emergency preparedness
  • by limiting the consequences of accidents under all circumstances and by making more effective use of the rescue services’ preparedness in society, and
  • by providing first response and emergency medical services as agreed with health services.

National rescue objectives

Drawing of a person looking at multiple monitors

The rescue services has an overall picture of the risks to society based on continuous analysis.

In the drawing, a fireman going down on a pole. Red flames at the bottom

As well as risk-bearing capabilities.

In the drawing, four palms overlap to describe the importance of cooperation

The rescue service is a strong coordinator of civilian preparedness and a trusted partner.

In the drawing, a map of Finland marked with a red circle of the largest cities.

The rescue service has uniform services throughout the country.

In the drawing, a fire truck and a fireman stand next to the car. In the foreground, a man and a child.

The rescue services shares awareness and responsibility for safety.

In the drawing, a man looks on with virtual glasses showing a rescue helicopter.

The rescue service develops actively its own operating methods.

In the drawing, a smiling person sits and looks at the laptop.

Behind all this is a well-being staff.