The operations and development of the Länsi-Uusimaa Rescue Department are based on the decision on the standard of service as referred to in the Rescue Act.
ccording to the Rescue Act, regional rescue services decide on the standard of service after hearing the opinions of the municipalities. The standard of service of rescue services must correspond to local needs and threats. The decision must specify the threats in the region and assess the risks arising from them, and also determine the objectives of the operations, the available resources and services and the standard of service. The decision on the standard of service must also contain a plan for the further development of the standard of service. The decision will remain in force for a specific period of time.
According to the Administrative Regulations of the City of Espoo, the decision on the standard of service of the Länsi-Uusimaa Rescue Department is made by the Board of the Rescue Department.
Risk analysis of Uusimaa rescue services
The Helsinki and Uusimaa rescue services have prepared a joint risk analysis. It describes the main risks in the area of operation of rescue services.