• 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
  • Coping Without Electricity or Water is the Biggest Challenge for Citizens

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    A long blackout or a disruption in water supply would test citizens’ crisis resilience. Nearly half of the citizens believe that they would only manage for two days without running water and one third thinks that they could not cope without electric power should a blackout continued longer than three days. This information comes from a survey carried out by the Finnish National Rescue Association (SPEK); the survey addresses preparedness and crisis resilience among citizens.