This is an ordinary monthly test of the alarm system. The test helps with detecting potential faults in the alarm equipment. The test signal is sounded on the first Monday of each month that is not a holiday at 12 noon. Rescue departments and the Emergency Response Centre Agency take care of testing the alarm.
When people see animals in distress, they want to help. But in which situations do animals really need our help? Who should be contacted? The Rescue Department has updated the instructions issued for animal rescue situations to help with locating help.
The Helsinki City Rescue Department has launched an extensive complementary building programme in order to build one new dwelling on the plot of every fire station. The new facilities are opened today on all of the eight Rescue Department fire stations in Kallio, Erottaja, Haaga, Käpylä, Malmi, Melllunkylä, Herttoniemi, and Suomenlinna. This action confirms the joining of the Helsinki City Rescue Department to the One Million Bird Houses initiative.