Emergency preparedness

Helsinki’s role as the nation’s capital and the City’s role as the main local government in Finland set requirements on the City to ensure that its key services function in all circumstances.

City of Helsinki departments and corporations secure their operations with continuity management and other crisis containment measures. The City has prepared operation models for emergencies caused by extreme weather and other unpredictable circumstances.

The City of Helsinki maintains close safety and security contacts with national authorities.

Continuity management and other management that improves emergency preparedness are the responsibility of the Mayor, and the everyday management of the related operations is handled by the City Executive Office.

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