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The City of Helsinki is Finland’s largest employer, with around 40,000 employees. The City of Helsinki provides well-being and services for residents of the capital. We offer all the benefits of a large employer, safe employment, and the opportunity to continue personal development.

The Helsinki City Rescue Department has around 690 employees. The Rescue Department offers interesting and varied jobs in three different departments.

The Department of Rescue Services’ area of responsibility includes accident prevention and operational activities. These operations are the responsibility of fire fighter paramedics, the operative sub-officer and officer, fire inspectors and safety trainers.

The Technical Department is responsible for the Rescue Department’s technical support services. Tasks include information management, procurement, diverse maintenance and repair services, and facility maintenance.

The Administration and Development Department is responsible for elements such as financial and personnel management operations, the Rescue Department’s operations management, research operations, communications and competence management. Tasks are spread across administrative, educational and planning duties.

Helsinki City Rescue Department trains the fire fighters it requires at the Department’s own Rescue School. Information about the fire fighter course application periods and processes is provided separately. Link to the Rescue School’s ‘Become a fire fighter’ page here.

Any vacancies at the Rescue Department are advertised through the Helsinkirekry City of Helsinki recruitment service

Further information about training placements in emergency medical services