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The Länsi-Uusimaa Rescue Department provides emergency medical services in 10 municipalities in line with the cooperation agreement concluded with the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS). The emergency medical services handle more than 40,000 emergency tasks every year.

The 10 municipalities are:

  • Espoo
  • Hanko
  • Ingå
  • Karkkila
  • Kauniainen
  • Kirkkonummi
  • Lohja
  • Raseborg
  • Siuntio
  • Vihti

The Rescue Department also provides field command services related to emergency medical care in the Jorvi hospital area. In the Lohja and Länsi-Uusimaa hospital areas, field command services are provided by HUS.

FinnHEMs (website in Finnish) provides helicopter emergency medical services.

Ambulanssi ja lääkärihelikopteri paloaseman pihalla.

In addition, the hospital district’s own ambulances and those of private service providers operate in the area.

The availability, quality and content of emergency medical services are specified in the hospital district’s decision on the standard of services.


Feedback on emergency medical services

You can submit feedback on the emergency medical services and customer service of the Länsi-Uusimaa Rescue Department through the feedback system of the City of Espoo .

Kaksi ensihoitajaa kävelee kohti ambulanssia.


Tiered emergency medical service system 

The Länsi-Uusimaa Rescue Department operates as part of a tiered emergency medical service system. The purpose of the system is to deliver sufficient examination and care resources to each patient. The rescue department’s units are scattered within the area of operations so that help reaches the destination as quickly as possible. The units are on stand-by around the clock, every day of the year.

We cooperate with the neighbouring regions’ rescue departments, contract fire brigades, hospital districts, FinnHEMS helicopter emergency medical services, the Finnish Border Guard, basic health care and social welfare services, and the police. 

The emergency medical service units receive their tasks from the emergency response centre where the staff assesses the type of help a patient needs.

Read more about emergency medical care and the tiered system


Students and interns 

Every year, a number of students of health care, medicine and the rescue field act as paramedic interns at the Länsi-Uusimaa Rescue Department. The students do their internship in basic and advanced level emergency medical service units.

In addition, every year, professionals within rescue services and health care visit us to learn about our emergency medical services.

Educational institutions can contact the Situation Centre of the Länsi-Uusimaa Rescue Department for further information regarding internships. You can contact us by telephone at 09 8162 8699 or by email at pelastuslaitos(a)espoo.fi.

Students can inquire about internships by sending an email to ehopiskelijat(a)espoo.fi.


Did you forget some items in the ambulance?

If you forgot some of your items in the ambulance, you can inquire about lost property from the situation center, tel. 09 8162 8699.

Further information

Contact information for emergency medical services

Situation Centre, tel. 09 8162 8699 (switchboard)

Email: pelastuslaitos(a)espoo.fi
Contact information for invoicing: talouspalvelut(a)espoo.fi

Give feedback at the City of Espoo's feedback service