Emergency Services Academy Finland is responsible for coordinating research activities in rescue services on a national level. Our research, development and innovation activities include analysing the RDI needs of rescue services and compiling research data. We follow both national and international research projects and provide summaries as needed.
We carry out RDI projects both independently and in cooperation with various stakeholders. Particular focus is on promoting the utilisation of research data in rescue services, for example by integrating research results into the educational offering of the Emergency Services Academy.
Research themes and ethics
We apply the strategic policies of rescue services and civil preparedness to our work
1. Multidisciplinary and cooperative research and development will be promoted.
2. The knowledge base of research and development and the utilisation of data will be strengthened.
3. Experiments will be established as part of the development of operations.
Our research, development and innovation work mainly consists of projects, ideas of which arise from needs identified in the rescue service sector. The majority of RDI activities are applied activities, the results of which benefit rescue services on a national level.
We engage in joint projects and working groups with a vast number of partners. Collaboration ventures include scientific studies, research projects, commissioned surveys and small-scale product testing and burning tests.
Experiments and burning tests
We provide businesses, educational institutions, research institutes, and authorities with product testing and burning test services tailored to their needs. We also provide our clients with various expert services. The Emergency Services Academy’s fire extinguishing and rescue equipment and training ground facilities can be utilised in product testing and burning tests as needed.
Resource and accident statistics system Pronto
The rescue services’ resource and accident statistics system Pronto is used for storing statistics related to monitoring and improving rescue services and investigating accidents.
Pronto contains information about the measures taken and assignments carried out by the rescue services. Information on preparedness, resources, public safety communications, and the disclosure of information is also stored in the system.
Annual Publication of Emergency Services, Safety and Security Studies
The Emergency Services Academy is the editor and publisher of the Annual Publication of Emergency Services, Safety and Security Studies.
Annual Publication is a peer-reviewed publication forum for domestic research in the field of emergency services, safety and security.
Rescue services research and development conference
The Emergency Services Academy organises the annual rescue services research conference. The conference programme includes discussions on topical research questions and the future of rescue services as well as sharing insights on RDI projects.