Risk assessment method for rescue services

Riitta Molarius, Kimmo Virolainen, Jarkko Wallenius

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    The Finnish Rescue Services have undergone some major changes in the recent past. Subsequently, there was a need to develop a new risk assessing method for major risks. During the years 2004 - 2005, VTT, in cooperation with the Interior Ministry and the Finnish Rescue Services, developed a new risk assessment method for major risks. The work resulted in the development of an Excel-based risk assessment program which is designed to help the Rescue Services recognise and evaluate major risks. The program includes 22 types of accidents and each of these consists of 3 - 5 different risk objects. The risk assessment is stepwise, and involves risk identification, the assessment of their frequency, and finally the evaluation of the different consequences (personal, environmental and property).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNBC 2006 Symposium on chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological threats
    Subtitle of host publicationSymposium proceedings
    EditorsPaula Maatela, Markku Pitkänen
    Place of PublicationYlöjärvi
    PublisherDefence Forces Technical Research Centre
    ISBN (Print)951-25-1674-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventSymposium on Chemical, Biological, Nuclear and Radiological Threats, NBC 2006: A Safety & Security Challenge - Tampere, Finland
    Duration: 18 Jun 200621 Jun 2006

    Publication series

    SeriesPuolustusvoimien teknillinen tutkimuslaitos. Julkaisuja


    ConferenceSymposium on Chemical, Biological, Nuclear and Radiological Threats, NBC 2006


    • major risks
    • risk analysis
    • risk assessment
    • fire services


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