Instructions for the event organizer

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Extinguishing equipment

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The organizer of the public event shall reserve a sufficient number of suitable initial fire-fighting equipment for the event. Initial fire-fighting equipment must be properly located and accessible and its location must be guided.

First aid

The purpose of first aid is to provide first aid to the injured and ill at the scene. Depending on the nature of the event, the event organizer has a duty to reserve sufficient first aid. There is no unequivocal number of first-aid personnel at the event, so the number of first-aid personnel should be commensurate with the number of people involved in the incident, the risks and the size of the area.

Number of persons

The maximum number of persons in meeting rooms is specified in the building permit. The maximum number of persons is affected by the fire class, surface area and width of the exits of the building. The maximum number of persons permitted by the building permit for the event space, or the maximum number of persons calculated for the outdoor event shall not be exceeded.


The local police must be notified of the organization of the fireworks display at least 14 days in advance. The notice shall indicate the location of the show, the exact time and type of equipment to be used in the show, the precautionary measures of accident prevention and the personal data of the users.

A space non-intended for the use 

The primary goal is to organize public events in a dedicated and planned meeting space, such as restaurant, theater or sports and multi-purpose hall. If a public event is to be organized in a non-purpose space, such as an industrial hall or workplace, the event organizer must ensure that the event can be safely organized in that space. Not all facilities are suitable for holding a public event, even with special arrangements.

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)

LPG storage volumes should be kept to a minimum. If the public event handles or stores more than 200 kilos of LPG, handling and storage is subject to notice. Form: Chemical notification form. (in Finnish).

Emergency routes

The emergency route is a driveway for emergency vehicles. Emergency routes must be kept accessible and unobstructed throughout the event. No vehicles or other obstacles may be parked on the escape route. For major public events, rescue routes should appear on the map appendix accompanying the rescue plan.

Escape arrangements

It shall be possible to safely exit the building and the public event area in the event of a fire or other emergency. There shall be at least two separate, appropriately located exits from each exit area of ​​the building and from the event area. The total minimum width of the exits is calculated by the number of people in the space or event.

Special pyrotechnic effects

The use of pyrotechnic effects is always in the responsibility of a professional pyrotechnician. Notification of the use of pyrotechnic effects (eg spark jets, gas flames) shall be made to the rescue authority well in advance, before the event, at least 14 days before the event..

Electrical safety

Temporary electrical installations are often used in public events. Temporary electrical installations must be planned and carried out in compliance with electrical safety regulations. Only electrical equipment and cables that are intended for outdoor use should be used outdoors..

Temporary structures

Make sure that temporary structures are secure, sturdy, and assembled according to the manufacturer's instructions. In outdoor events, pay particular attention to soil bearing capacity, wind conditions, flood risk and electrical safety.

Fire show

A fire show at a public event requires the permission of the property owner / possessor and, if applicable, the landowner. The organizer of the fire show must notify the rescue authority well in advance before the event. The person responsible for the fire show shall ensure that the fire is handled carefully and safely.

Published 2019-10-17 14:36 , updated 2020-09-02 10:54

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