You can reach the Voluntary Rescue Service by contacting the Finnish Red Cross or directly contacting the member organisation you are interested in.
The Finnish Lifeboat Institution is responsible for the voluntary maritime rescue operations and the Finnish Air Rescue Society is responsible for the voluntary air rescue operations.
The Red Cross is responsible for coordinating Vapepa nationally.
The employee e-mail addresses follow the form firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preparedness coordinator Arsi Veikkolainen
tel. 020 701 2137
- Coordinating the Voluntary Rescue Service
- Collaboration with interest groups
Communications officer Ossi Seppälä
tel. 020 701 2003
- Vapepa communications and media relations
- The Vapepa website and social media channels
- Vapepa communications materials
- Communications training
- Supporting the communications of the member organisations and volunteers
- Vapepa-info magazine
Preparedness training planner Jukka-Pekka Kaasinen
tel. 020 701 2131
- Planning the Vapepa basic course and the search and rescue and communications trainings
- Vapepa trainer and leader training
- Matters related to the Virve communications network
- Matters related to OHTO
Preparedness planner Melinda Palomaa
tel. 020 701 2127
- Developing primary care operations and planning trainings
Psychosocial support planner Tuula Luoma
tel. 020 701 2130
- Developing emotional support operations and planning trainings
Project planner Niki Haake
tel. 020 701 2142
- Volunteers in Oil Spill Response -project
You can also contact the Vapepa central commission and the chairperson Kari Välimäki via the central office of the Finnish Red Cross. The postal address of the central office is Finnish Red Cross, PL 168, 00141 Helsinki.
The preparedness leaders of the Finnish Red Cross districts are responsible for the regional co-operation of the Vapepa organisations and for supporting the volunteers in emergency teams around Finland. The e-mail addresses of the preparedness leaders follow the form email@example.com.
Helsinki and Uusimaa
tel. 020 7012361
p. 040 5895780
tel. 020 7012724
Annikki von Pandy
tel. 0400 391868
tel. 040 528 0902
tel. 040 7276691
tel.020 701 2826
tel. 0400 648268
tel. 020 7012405
tel. 020 7012504
tel. 020 7012704
tel. 0400 263448