Do you need information or statistics on the rescue service sector? We provide information and insights for developing the rescue service sector and for training and educating experts. We publish research papers, reports, learning materials, and digital materials and maintain the rescue services’ resource and accident statistics system Pronto. The Emergency Services Academy library is the central library of the entire rescue service sector. The library is the most extensive collection of rescue service sector publications in Finland.
The Emergency Services Academy library is the special library of rescue services. As the central library of the sector, the Emergency Services Academy library serves not only the educational institution, but also the entire rescue service sector at a national level.
The library is primarily intended for use by the students, personnel, and stakeholders of the Academy, but it is also open to the public. You can borrow books and other materials by registering as a customer and presenting an official identity document.
You can browse the collections of the Emergency Services Academy library in the online library. The online library includes the study materials, research papers, reviews, reports, and theses published by the Emergency Services Academy. The materials are arranged under categories, and you can also use the search function for to find materials.
As a customer, you can renew your books and other materials, make reservations, and update your customer details after logging in to the online library with the user credentials provided by the library.
Publications and materials
Our aim is to convey information, perspectives, and topics for discussion about the development work of rescue sector organisations and related public debate.
Our publications and materials are also widely used as study materials for vocational upper secondary education and training and continuing professional education in our field. Most of the authors are instructors or researchers employed by the Emergency Services Academy.
Electronic datasets and databases
We maintain and develop some of the key digital datasets and databases of the rescue sector, such as the TOKEVA instructions (in Finnish) and the Pelastustoiminnan johtamisen käsikirja (Rescue Operations Command Handbook, in Finnish).
Rescue service statistics (Pronto)
The rescue services’ resource and accident statistics system Pronto is used for monitoring and improving rescue services and investigating accidents.
Pronto contains information on rescue services’ assignments and measures. Information on e.g. preparedness, resources, public safety communications, and the disclosure of information is also stored in the system.
The Emergency Services Academy maintains and develops the Pronto system and national statistics production in the rescue service sector.