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Regional Rescue Services of Lapland

Logo of the Regional Rescue Services

The Regional Rescue Services of Lapland are in charge of the safety of citizens and visitors in Lapland. The tasks of the Rescue Services include the prevention of accidents, instructing people on how to act in case of accidents, and organising rescue services quickly and efficiently to all in need under all circumstances.

The administration of the Regional Rescue Services is organised under the Regional Council of Lapland.

Prganisation chart of the Regional Rescue Services of Lapland

Preventing accidents
The Rescue Services is in charge of the fire inspections of the special targets and residential buildings in its region, as stipulated by the decision on service level. The Rescue Services participate in the processing of building permits and issue statements on matters related to the use and storaging of hazardous substances.

Rescue operations
The rescue and fire fighting operations are arranged so that a unit from the nearest fire department or department is always sent on the mission. The rescue operations are managed by the rescue service officer or the unit director of the contract fire department.

Civil defence
The Rescue Services are responsible for the development of civil defence. The personal resource, facility and vehicle reservations for the management and operational organisations in general civil defence are inspected annually. The air raid shelters are inspected completely every 10 years. The Rescue Services provides its expertise to the municipalities and communities in planning civil defence and in any preparative operations concerning civil defence.

First response activities
The rescue units and contract fire departments are in charge of the first response and first responder activities in accordance with their contracts.

 

Contact information

Regional Council of Lapland / Regional Rescue Services of Lapland
firstname.lastname@lapinpelastuslaitos.fi

Administration
Koskikatu 61
FI-96100 Rovaniemi

CEO of Fire and Rescue Services Martti Soudunsaari
Tel. +358 201 311 300

Financial Secretary Minna Rautionaho
Tel. +358 201 311 301

Administrative Secretary Merja Heikkinen
Tel. +358 201 311 201

Payroll Secretary Aino Pyhäjärvi
Tel. +358 201 311 303