SPEK is involved in a number of interesting projects this year. From societal security to participatory safety for vulnerable groups and even further to the vulnerability of critical infrastructure and operational ability of authorities, SPEK aims to make sure the society works in favor of the individual during good and bad times.
Participation in fire brigade activities stems from volunteering and related motivational factors, a study conducted by SPEK reveals. Fire brigades with a strong social capital and active association membership are more likely to meet the requirements specified in contracts with rescue department.
When fire and rescue services are unable to arrive at an emergency fast enough, the ability of villagers to act in those situations is crucial. Our Safe Village -training brings safety information and more vitality to villages all over Finland. Supported by the Fire Protection Fund, SPEK has overseen the training of instructors in cooperation with local actors and rescue departments.
Finland celebrates its 100 years of independence in 2017. With a year full of thematic events, Finnish fire and rescue field is doing its part in the celebration and promoting significant issues during this festive year. SPEK is also involved in these activities.
Professionalisation is a challenge to volunteering-based fire brigade activities.