We serve the media

The Finnish Red Cross coordinates the operations of the Voluntary Rescue Service and is also responsible for the communications of the network. Our specialists are available for interviews and for requesting background information.

Additional information and interviews can be requested from the Vapepa communicator, Elina Hyypöläinen, elina.hyypolainen@punainenristi.fi, or tel. 020 701 2003.

The contact details of the preparedness unit of the Finnish Red Cross central office and the preparedness leaders of the districts can be found on the contact information page.

Images for media use

Images of Vapepa operations can be found in the public image archive of the Finnish Red Cross. The images can be used in publications related to Vapepa, as long as the name of the photographer and the source are mentioned.

You can see the images in our image archive without registering when you leave the fields for username and password empty and click ‘Log In’. You need to register to download high-resolution images.

Our member organisations

Do you want more information on the activities of the Vapepa member organisations? Through our network, we have strong expertise in supporting the authorities through voluntary aid work: searching for missing persons on the ground, in the waters and in the air; emotional support; traffic control; rescue dog activities; provisioning; organising emergency accommodation, and many other forms of preparedness.

Get to know the Vapepa member organisations

Vapepa-info is the magazine of the Voluntary Rescue Service, published two times a year.
To the online magazine.