Special grants from the Fire Protection Fund

The Fire Protection Fund awards special grants for rescue services construction projects to local authorities, rescue service regions and contract fire brigades. Rescue service regions and contract fire brigades may also be awarded a special grant from the Fire Protection Fund for buying equipment.

Information on grants

You may apply for a grant once a year at a time specified by the Fire Protection Fund. We publish information on how to apply for grants as soon as the Fire Protection Fund announces that applications may be submitted.

The application form and instructions are available on the Fire Protection Fund website.

We coordinate construction projects and equipment purchases in the regions and prioritise the grant applications according to the published criteria. The Fire Protection Fund decides on the grants. For further information on the grants, see the Fire Protection Fund website.

Further information on the special grants awarded by the Fire Protection Fund:

Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland
Markku Kirvesniemi, Senior Officer for Rescue Services, tel. 0295 016 088

Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland
Kai Horelli, Senior Officer for Rescue Services, tel. 0295 016 870

Regional State Administrative Agency for Lapland
Seppo Lehto, Senior Officer for Rescue Services, tel. 0295 017 357

Regional State Administrative Agency for Southwest Finland
Pirjo Tuominen, Administrative Officer for Rescue Services, tel. 0295 018 063

Regional State Administrative Agency for Western and Inland Finland
Arto Laine, Administrative Officer for Rescue Services, tel. 0295 018 516

Regional State Administrative Agency for Northern Finland
Jarno Soisalo, Senior Officer for Rescue Services, tel. 0295 016 628