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Public event emergency plan

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Espoo
  • Public service

The organiser is responsible for ensuring that the event has been planned and organised in such a way that the public can safely participate in it and the arrangements also work when something unexpected happens. 

The emergency plan must be submitted to the Rescue Department’s on-duty fire prevention officer at least 14 days before the start of the event if:

- at least 200 people are estimated to be present at once;

- open fire, fireworks or other pyrotechnical products are used, or flammable or explosive chemicals are used as special effects;

- the exit arrangements of the event site are different from usual; or

- the nature of the event poses a particular danger to people.

The on-duty fire prevention officer provides advice and guidance on permits, emergency plans and accident prevention related to public events.

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To whom and on what terms

If the entrepreneur has established itself in another country in the European Economic Area and temporarily offers services in Finland, the same permits are required as from entrepreneurs established in Finland.

Template for a public event emergency plan, in Finnish:

Background information

The organiser of a public event is obliged to make an emergency plan and deliver it to a rescue department.

The plan must

  1. clarify and evaluate the dangers and risks of the event
  2. define the safety arrangements of the event
  3. give instructions on how to prevent accidents and what to do in dangerous situations and accidents.

If the rescue department considers the safety arrangements and instructions inadequate, they can return the plan to the organiser to be improved.

Basic information

The service is provided byCity of Espoo
Responsible for the serviceThe Länsi-Uusimaa Rescue Department
Area Espoo
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish, English
Text edited by: The Länsi-Uusimaa Rescue Department
Updated: 18/5/2022