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Rapid response saves lives following fire at explosives factory

Rapid response saves lives following fire at explosives factory

Finnish Red Cross volunteers have been involved in the response to a fire at an explosives factory in Vihtavuori.

Over 500 volunteers take part in Finnish Red Cross preparedness exercise

Over 500 volunteers take part in Finnish Red Cross preparedness exercise

On Friday 14 May, the Finnish Red Cross staged a preparedness exercise in south-west Finland.

Shooting in Kauhajoki: Finnish Red Cross provides emergency psychological support

The Finnish Red Cross has been closely involved in the work to provide crisis support for people shocked by the recent shooting in the town of Kauhajoki.

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Tehtaankatu 1 a
00140 Helsinki

Postal Address:

P.O. Box 168
00141 Helsinki

Contact Information:

Tel: (358) 20 701 2000
Fax: (358) 20 701 2310
Telegram: FINCROSS HELSINKI
Email: info@redcross.fi
Web: http://www.redcross.fi
Facebook: Facebook.com/punainenristi

Language of correspondence: English

People:

  • President: Ambassador Pertti TORSTILA
  • Secretary General: Ms Kristiina KUMPULA
  • Director, Finance and Personnel: Mr Tapani VÄISÄNEN
  • Director of Communications: Mr Ilpo KIISKINEN
  • Director,fundraising: Mr John EKELUND
  • Director, International Operations and Programmes: Mr Kalle LÖÖVI
  • Director, National Programmes and Organisational Development: Ms Marita SALO
  • Director, Blood services: Mr Martti SYRJÄLÄ
  • Vice President: Ms Christel VON FRENCKELL-RAMBERG
  • Chairman of the Council: Mr Eero RÄMÖ
  • Vice-President: Mr Henri BACKMAN
  • Vice-President and Youth President: Mr Otto KARI
  • Head of National Disaster Relief and Preparedness Team: Ms Leena KÄMÄRÄINEN
  • Head of Information and Media Team: Ms Outi PÄRNÄNEN


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