Information sources for members of the public
In the event of a radiation hazard situation, follow the authorities' communications and operating instructions from the radio, TV and website. Sirens can be used to give a general warning signal, and when the general emergency signal sounds, you should shelter indoors.
- Emergency warnings on radio and TV
- Text-TV’s radiation safety page 867 (yle.fi)
- Rescue Department’s website and other channels. You can find information about the rescue department in your municipality on the Rescue Service´s website.
- STUK's press releases on the Stuk.fi website and social media channels.
Emergency warnings provide instructions and calls on seeking shelter indoors, taking iodine tablets, and protecting livestock and other production. Emergency warnings are always broadcast on the radio. The authority may decide that the emergency warning it issues will also be broadcast on television. In addition, the emergency warning will be forwarded to page 112 of the Teksti-TV service and to the 112 Suomi application. The emergency warning will also be sent to the Emergency Response Centre Agency's website 112.fi. The Finnish Broadcasting Company also publishes emergency warnings on its website and on Teksti-TV, and they are transmitted to the Yle Uutisvahti application.
The Rescue Department informs
Finland’s 22 rescue departments provide information on their own websites and social media channels. The Finnish rescue departments can be found on the Finnish Rescue Service's website.
You can search for a rescue department based on your home municipality: Rescue Services – front page.
Information sources for members of the public in radiation hazard situations.