• Voluntary fire fighters are safeguarding your future

    Voluntary fire fighters are safeguarding your future

    Voluntary fire fighters need constant development. Voluntary fire fighters prevent accidents, put out fires, rescue victims and promote emergency planning. They need many skills that enable them to carry out rescue missions quickly, safely and with minimum damage to property.

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  • Hot work licence is a safety training certificate

    Hot work licence is a safety training certificate

    The number of fires caused by hot work accidents has seen a significant decrease since the previous century. This is the result of the systematic training activities.

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SPEK

The Finnish National Rescue Association SPEK is a national, non-profit expert organisation in fire and rescue services, individual emergency planning and civil protection. SPEK works actively to improve the safety of our homes and our society in everyday life and in emergency conditions.

SPEK’s goal is a safe society. The objective of our work is to help people and organisations to prevent accidents and dangerous situations, to take the appropriate precautionary measures and to know what to do in emergencies.

We promote protection of people, property and the environment from the risks caused by accidents and disasters. SPEK also develops the fire and rescue field, preparedness and civil defence.

Current affairs
  • The legacy of the fire at Maaninka can be seen in systematic development

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    The fire in a senior citizens’ assisted living facility at Maaninka, 20 years ago, launched an important development which continues to this very day. The combined efforts of different working groups has resulted in several guidebooks and legislative changes. One remarkable achievement is that more than half of the assisted living centres and institutional care facilities are now protected with automatic extinguishing systems.