The general alarm is sounded using outdoors sirens and mobile sirens attached to vehicles. The alarm is a warning of an immediate danger threatening those currently outdoors. Going indoors and acting according to instructions form the primary, and usually sufficient, method of protection. An official emergency notification is always issued with the general alarm.
Everybody is obliged to take rescue action to the best of their abilities and skills if an accident has occurred or a person is otherwise in peril. This is why learning and maintaining first aid skills is so important.
After an accident, the victim, their next-of-kin, the helpers or the eyewitnesses may be equally in need of mental support. We encourage you to seek outside help. Psychological aftercare helps with processing the reactions and pain caused by an accident, eases anxiety and prevents further stress-related symptoms. Also the Emergency Service on-call executive fire officers are available 24/7.
The rescue department operates on land, water and in the air
Contact information and more
Southwest Finland Emergency Services provides rescue services to 27 municipalities in the westernmost part of mainland Finland. The Emergency Services switchboard is available for non-emergencies. In an emergency, call 112.