Insurance company LähiTapiola offers complimentary emergency fire extinguishing training for 100,000 people in 2016. The campaign is part of a wider cooperation between LähiTapiola and The Finnish National Rescue Association SPEK.
Solar panels can pose severe safety risks if not installed or used properly. The Finnish National Rescue Association SPEK points out that all electrical work done in the electrical grid must be performed by a certified professional. In addition, if a large solar panel is installed on the roof, safe exit routes must be secured.
Sebastián Fuentes (from Chile), Baris Bagis (from Turkey) and Mahdi Hamidi (from Iran) are voluntary firefighters in the voluntary fire brigade of Vetokannas in Finland. Fire brigade has become their home, helping them to integrate into the Finnish culture and society.
The National Building Code of Finland, Part E1: Structural Fire Safety in Buildings is being revised. The aim of that revision is to make the regulation more understandable and less liable to interpretations. Improvements and innovative ideas are also considered.
In Finland, the training system for voluntary and contract fire brigades has been updated to meet the needs of the 21st century. The renewal has meant changes not only to the course structure but also to their content. In addition, educational systems and methods have been updated.