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. 040 120 9022
- Coordinating the Voluntary Rescue Service
- Collaboration with interest groups
Communications officer Ossi Seppälä
tel. 040 664 7779
- 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 Taru Hakanen
tel. 040 809 7370
- 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. 040 072 4663
- Developing primary care operations and planning trainings
Psychosocial support planner Tuula Luoma
tel. 0400 458 369
- Developing emotional support operations and planning trainings
Project planner Heta Hyvärinen
tel. 040 191 3393
- Oil spill -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. 0400 465 162
p. 040 5895 780
tel. 0400 965 407
Annikki von Pandy
tel. 0400 391868
tel. 040 528 0902
tel. 040 522 4696
tel. 0400 322 191
tel. 0400 648268
tel. 0400 127 152
tel. 0400 838 675
tel. 040 675 8455
tel. 0400 263448