One of the central duties of the Helsinki City Rescue Department is to prevent emergencies (Clause PeL 379/2011 42). This includes general emergency prevention in cooperation with other authorities, organizations and residents; safe use of buildings; control performed by authorities; information; and careful handling of fire, hazardous materials and equipment.
The Helsinki City Rescue Department prepares an emergency prevention action plan annually. This plan describes the activities performed to prevent emergencies in the upcoming year.
A fire safety inspector (tel. 09-310 31203) answers resident questions about fire safety on weekdays from 8:30–11:30 and 12:00–15:30.
Emergency risk report
The Rescue Act mandates authorities, municipalities and public corporations to report to the rescue authorities the fire hazards and other emergency risks that they have detected. The report can be made in the following ways:
•A report containing information that belongs to the domain of privacy can be made on the eServices portal: Report on emergency risk to Helsinki City Rescue Department
•Other report: email@example.com
You can find information about your local rescue district, rescue zone and rescue sub-zone, your nearest emergency siren and your chimney sweeping district on the City of Helsinki Service Map.
How to use the Service Map:
1. Click “Address search”
2. Write the address of the property in the address field
3. Click on “Municipal services that apply to you”
4. Select “Rescue Department”
5. Click on “Search”