The Länsi-Uusimaa Rescue Department is one of 22 rescue departments in Finland. The department provides rescue services for municipalities in the Western Uusimaa region.
Our services include:
- rescue operations
- emergency medical care
- fire inspections
- chemicals control
- fire investigation
- safety training and communication
- contract fire brigade operations.
The administration, situation centre and headquarters of the Rescue Department are located at the central fire station in Espoo’s Sepänkylä district.
The Länsi-Uusimaa Rescue Department has 12 permanent fire stations. Five of them are located in Espoo. The other stations are located in Hanko, Karjaa (Raseborg), Karkkila, Kirkkonummi, Lohja, Nummela (Vihti) and Tammisaari (Raseborg). The permanent fire stations are on constant stand-by.
In addition to the permanent fire stations, there are more than 40 contract fire brigades operating in the Länsi-Uusimaa Rescue Department’s region.