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Places of Operation

Erottaja, Jätkäsaari, Suomenlinna, Hertttoniemi and Mellunkylä rescue stations: The operations of the stations are the responsibility of fire manager Piia Manninen, tel. +358 (0)9 310 30102 (available on weekdays 8am–4pm).


Erottaja rescue station, which is part of the western region’s rescue services, has a number of speciality areas, including the Suomenlinna tunnel unit and the respiratory protective device unit. The station is also home to the Rescue Department’s compressed air maintenance station. Other special features of the station include rescue divers, the sea rescue station personnel, the structural fire safety guidance group, and the fire inspectors who carry out public event supervision. The station is also home to the Fire Museum.

The station provides staff for the Kaivopuisto Sea Rescue Station and the Suomenlinna Rescue Station whenever necessary.

Visiting address:
Korkeavuorenkatu 26
00130 Helsinki


Jätkäsaari rescue station, which is part of the western region’s rescue services, provides diverse safety training, primarily to other City departments and the public. The same address is also home to the Rescue Department’s Centre of Excellence, which is responsible for fire fighters’ official degree training and developing the skills of the Rescue Department’s personnel.

Visiting address:
Tyynenmerenkatu 1
00220 Helsinki


Suomenlinna’s rescue station is staffed annually from May to September by two fire fighter-paramedics. In the winter season the rescue station is not staffed, with the island’s rescue operations and first aid being the responsibility of Erottaja rescue station.

Visiting address:
00190 Helsinki


Herttoniemi Rescue station is home to the Rescue Department’s tyre servicing station. Additionally, the skills and equipment for handling the most dangerous substances have been centralised to this station. If necessary, Herttoniemi rescue station also provides personnel for the Santahamina oil spill response depot, which is located in the area.

Visiting address:
Sorvaajankatu 16
00880 Helsinki


Mellunkylä station is home to specialist equipment which supports preparedness for minor and major accident situations. In order to move this equipment, the station also features a unit specialised in moving container equipment. The station also features all-terrain vehicles, which allow fire fighters to move about in difficult terrain conditions, when required by the rescue task. Mellunkylä Rescue Station also provides staff for the sea rescue station.  The Rescue Department’s and the contract fire departments’ hose maintenance unit has been centralised to Mellunkylä Station. The station also functions as a Helsinki City Rescue Department safety trainer location.

Visiting address:
Linnanpajantie 6

Käpylä and Malmi rescue stations: The operations of the stations are the responsibility of fire manager Anja Aatsinki, tel. +358 (0)9 310 30103 (available on weekdays 8am–4pm).


Käpylä rescue station’s specialist equipment includes a damage limitation container and high-power blower, which are both intended for major accident situations.

Visiting address:
Kullervonkatu 7
00600 Helsinki


Malmi Rescue Station is specialised in accident situations occurring in maritime areas, and the station is home to the MIRG (Maritime Incident Response Group), whose members are specially trained in maritime operations. In the event of an accident situation in maritime areas, the group works in cooperation with the Finnish Border Guard. Additionally, the specialist skills of the Malmi Rescue Station personnel include rescues from particularly high or low locations. This means rescue tasks which are located either in high buildings, or shafts and excavations, for example.

Visiting address:
Helsinki-Malmi Airport
00700 Helsinki

Central rescue station and Haaga rescue station: The operations of the stations are the responsibility of fire manager Jari Korkiamäki, tel. +358 (0)9 310 30060 (available on weekdays 8am–4pm)


Haaga station, which is part of the western region’s rescue services, is staffed by operative personnel, fire inspectors and the Rescue Department’s Technical Department’s Status Unit. Whilst the station building is undergoing basic renovations, operations are located in the office building next to the station.

Visiting address:
Haaga station
Vanha Turun Maantie 2

Central Rescue Station

The Central Rescue Station is the Rescue Department’s administrative centre. The Rescue Department’s central storage facilities, equipment maintenance and vehicle servicing operations are based at the station. The station also features the animal rescue unit and major accident unit.

Visiting address:
Agricolankatu 15A
00530 Helsinki

Technical Base

Situated in the central region, the Technical Base is home to a Rescue Department operating unit which is responsible for maintaining the readiness and condition of the necessary rescue stations and bedrock civil defence shelters, leasing them and performing the required official inspections.

The operations of the base are led by Operational Chief Harri Koskimäki, tel. +358 (0)9 310 31120

Visiting address:
Vallinkoskentie 11
00610 Helsinki