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Internal security and safety in Finland

A comprehensive assessment of Finland’s internal security and safety has been completed. The assessment was prepared in cooperation between the Ministry of the Interior, other authorities and stakeholders.

112 Day events

The national emergency number day, the 112 Day, is on the 11th of February. Many safety events will be arranged in Länsi-Uusimaa region.

Fire Safety Week 24.11.-1.12.2018

The National Fire Safety Week starts with a Day at the Fire Station event on Saturday 24st of November and ends on Sunday 1 December with Smoke Alarm Day.

Restart a Heart Day

Restart a Heart Day October 16 2018 is a global initiative to raise awareness and education of CPR and AEDs. We organize two events in Espoo where you can learn resuscitation and how to use an AED.

Poison Information Center has a new number 0800 147 111

The Poison Information Center answers questions concerning the prevention and treatment of acute poisonings every day, around the clock.

Every other Finn wears a reflector

On the national Reflector Tag Day the Finnish Road Safety Council reminds every one to wear a reflector tag now when the mornings and nights are dark. It is easy to improve pedestrian safety by wearing a reflector.

Open Doors at our Espoo Fire Stations 24.8.2018

To celebrate the Espoo Day we will have an Open Day on our Espoo fire stations on 24.8.2018. Welcome!

Order chimney sweeping in your summer cottage

Chimney sweeping is important for fire safety. When fireplaces and flues are swept regularly, they remain in safe condition and no chimney fires occur. The sweeping must be carried out by a professional chimney sweeper.

Don’t use matches, use your common sense

The weather has been dry and warm for a long while. The terrain is very dry, and fires catch easily. A forest fire warning is in force almost throughout Finland. According to the Rescue Act (379/2011), this means that campfires or other open fires may not be lit. The Rescue Departments request that everyone take care to prevent wildfires.

What to do in a fire

Rescue. Put out or limit the fire. Call 112.

112 Day events in Länsi-Uusimaa region

On Sunday 11th of February a national emergency number theme day is celebrated in Finland and in whole Europe. Also our Rescue Department will arrange many 112 Day events. Welcome!

Fireworks safety

Fireworks are on sale between 27.12.2017 and New Year’s Eve. You can use fireworks 31.12.2017 from 6pm. to 2am (between 18.00-02.00 on New Year's Eve).

Emergency number is 112 in Finland

The emergency number in Finland is 112. By dialling the 112 you can obtain help for all emergencies requiring urgent assistance, whether from police, fire & rescue, ambulance or social services. Call the emergency number only in genuine emergency situations.

Christmas safety tips

Never leave burning candles unattended. Check your smoke alarms. Drive safely.

Fireworks safety

You can use fireworks between 18.00-02.00 on New Year's Eve. It is not allowed to use fireworks near buildings or industrial areas. Be responsible and prevent accidents, fireworks cause many serious injuries and fires every year.

Open Doors at Fire Stations

To celebrate Espoo Day and Kirkkonummi Days we will be opening the doors to let visitors learn about our fire stations and about the work of today’s fire and rescue service. Open Day is on Saturday 27th August at 12-15.

Drying clothes in sauna can cause a fire

Some 400 fires start from sauna every year in Finland. Do not dry towels or clothes in sauna.

Summer house safety

Please check your smoke alarms as you start your summer house season. Use safe grilling practices. Wear a life jacket when boating.

The 112 Suomi application enables the automatic delivery of the caller's location information to the emergency service dispatcher

Emergency Response Centre Administration recommends downloading the application to all smartphones.

Nordic smoke alarm test day

All Nordic countries celebrate the annual smoke alarm test day on 1 December. Smoke alarms save lives.


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