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  • Northern News 2/2016


  • CTIF’s Delegates’ Assembly a successful event


    The International Association of Fire and Rescue Services CTIF (Comité technique international de prévention et d´extinction du Feu) organized its annual Delegates’ Assembly in 2016 in Helsinki, Finland in cooperation with its Finnish member, The National CTIF Committee of Finland. SPEK was the main organizer of the event.

  • Joint oil spill exercise between authorities and volunteers: cooperation is the key


    During the last weekend of August over 150 volunteers and representatives of authorities joint forces to conduct an oil spill exercise Nuotta 2016. Managed by the Regional Rescue Department of Lapland, arctic weather conditions and shallow waters posed a challenge for the cooperation in practice.

  • Complimentary emergency fire extinguishing training for 100,000 people in 2016


    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.

  • Several safety risks looming in solar panels in Finland


    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.