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What to do in an emergency

Call 112 if someone's life, health, property or the environment are threatened or in danger. 

If you have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact the emergency response centre through the emergency SMS service. You need to be registered for the service first.

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Call the number 112 in an emergency

Always call the emergency number 112 in urgent, genuine emergency situations, if someone's life, health, property or the environment are threatened.

What to do at the scene of an accident

When you arrive at the site of an accident, assess the situation and attempt to form a picture of what has happened.

Encountering violence

All types of violence is classified as an offence under Finnish law. Any act of violence should be reported to the police immediately.

What to do in case of fire

In the event of a fire, saving human lives is a priority.

Falling into water

Fast action and careful consideration are needed when saving someone who has fallen in water. A drowning person may not wave their arms or call for help.

If a close person goes missing

The search for missing persons is initiated immediately if the missing person is a child, elderly person, or unable to care for themselves.

Alerting the public

A test of the general emergency siren is carried out once a month. If you hear the siren other than during a test, there is a threat of an emergency.