International Safety Education Seminar
5–6 June 2013, Helsinki
Welcome to the second biannual International Safety Education Seminar in Helsinki on the 5th - 6th June 2013. The first seminar held in 2011 got excellent feedback and participants hoped for another seminar.
Objectives of the event
Themes of the seminar are based on target group thinking. Main themes this year are safety education for children, safety of the elderly and social exclusion from safety perspective.
There will be discussion about methods and co-operation on international level under these themes. Aim of the seminar is also to unify the concepts of safety education. The seminar is an outstanding opportunity for networking between officials and experts from different countries.
We welcome all safety officials, experts and anyone working in the field of safety of children, the elderly and socially excluded to our safety education seminar.
Time and place
5–6 June 2013, Central Rescue Station of Helsinki City Rescue Department, Address: Agricolankatu 15 A
The Finnish Association of Fire Chiefs organises the event in co-operation with FEU (Federation of European Union Fire Officer Associations), Nordic fire officer associations and co-operative safety education working group of Finnish rescue services.
The participation fee of the seminar is 145 euros per person including lectures and meals and coffees marked on the program.
Registrations cancelled less than 7 days before the event are charged 50 % of the price per cancelled participant. We charge the full price for registrations that are not cancelled.
The participants book their accomodation themselves. There is a room quota for the seminar participants in Sokos Hotel Presidentti, address: Eteläinen rautatienkatu 4. Reservation deadline is 7th May 2013 by tel +358 20 1234 600 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Refer to ”SAFETY EDUCATION SEMINAR” when making the reservation.
Standard single room 129 €/room/day
Standard twin room 149 €/room/day
Room prices include generous buffet breakfast and possibility to use hotel sauna. Accomodation is paid on arrival.
Registration deadline is 5 May 2013. The seats in the seminar are reserved in chronological order and electronic confirmation of the registration is sent to those registered. Register here
For more information contact our Training and Communication Planner Veera Heinonen, email@example.com, +358 440 340 112
WEDNESDAY 5 JUNE
9.00 Seminar Registration and coffee
9.30–9.50 Opening Remarks
Minister of the Interior Päivi Räsänen
9.50–10.10 Introduction to Seminar Topics
President of Co-operative Safety Education Working Group of Finnish Rescue Services Jari Lepistö, Rescue Department of Jokilaaksot
Partnership Network of Finnish Rescue Services has developed safety education systematically. Cooperation with other safety organisations is very important part of this work. Safety Education Working Group has benchmarked best practices in different countries. Ground-breaking collaboration has large potential but also major challenges.
I Safety Education for Children and the Youth
10.10–10.40 Safety Education of Children in Finland – Rescue Authority’s Perspective
Head of Safety Communications Kalle Eklund, Rescue Department of Central Uusimaa
The presentation discusses safety education for children in general and makes an overview of the safety work of rescue authorities and municipalities. The lecture represents activities and results of authorities’ work. As a conclusion the presentation will assess future progress and trends.
11.00–11.30 Nou hätä! Campaign
Education Counsellor Pekka Iivonen, Finnish National Board of Education
Nou Hätä! is a campaign for eighth-formers in elementary school. Campaign events include one to three hours of safety lecturing. After the lecture the school class can attend Nou Hätä! competition with a three-pupil team. The focus is on increasing rescue skills and knowledge, self-directed preparedness and identifying safety hazards. The aim is to improve safety skills and to act in cases of emergency.
11.30–12.00 Juvenile Firesetting - the case of "Josie", a child at risk of significant harm
Managing Director Joanna Foster, fabtic
A case study of the direct work carried out over a twelve-month period to directly address one child's firesetting behaviour. The presentation will explore the motives behind the firesetting, the practical strategies used to address the behaviour and the importance of multi-agency working to ensure the short and long-term safety of the child.
II Safety Education from the Point of View of Socially Excluded
13.00–13.30 Prevention of Social Exclusion Has to Start Early in Everyday Life
Senior Researcher Reija Paananen, National Institute for Health and Welfare
The presentation discusses the meaning of early and comprehensive well-being for supporting prevention of social exclusion. Focus is on latent factors behind social exclusion which have been recognised by a longitudinal research of people born in 1987. The presentation looks through how young people cope in modern Finland and how things have developed since the big recession in Finland in early 1990s.
13.30–14.00 Call for Berlin - Fire Services Recruiting the Youth with Migrant Background - Results of a Two-year Project
Mr. Ltn. Colonel, Dr. Peter Wagner and Mr. Colonel Harald Herweg, Berlin Fire and Rescue Academy
Number of candidates for fire fighter training has decreased rapidly. Rescue services of Berlin have recruiting challenges while they are headhunting the same technical graduates with the industry. Rescue services have started to make recruitment visits to schools and concentrated on recruiting migrants. The presentation reflects the experiences of the past 2 years.
14.30–15.00 Perspective of Internal Security on Social Exclusion
Head of Internal Security Secreteriat Tarja Mankkinen, Ministry of the Interior
Social exclusion reflects as accumulated social problems such as poverty, substance abuse, crime, dropping out of school and unemployment. Prevention of social exclusion creates foundation for good internal security of the society. Internal Security Programmes direct national improvement of safety with special focus on preventive work.
15.00–15.30 Preventing the Marginalization of Children by Voluntary Fire Brigade Activity – Activity Programme Yli Hyvä Juttu
Planning Officer Brita Somerkoski, National Institute of Health and Welfare
Voluntary fire brigade activities are offered to children and young people in danger of marginalization. Activities are offered in cooperation by social services, schools and youth services.
15.30–15.45 Closing Remarks of First Seminar Day
17.30–19.30 Cocktail Reception, Sokos Hotel Presidentti (address: Eteläinen rautatienkatu 4)
Sponsors of the reception give a welcoming speech after which there is time for casual discussion among seminar participants
THURSDAY 6 JUNE
III Safety of the Elderly
09.30–10.00 Surrey Fire and Rescue Service & Adult Social Care Old People Strategy
Watch Manager - Fire Investigation and Community Risk Reduction Officer Wayne Barrett, Surrey Fire & Rescue Service
Presentation covers the development of an old people strategy from the use of fire investigation information gained at fatal fires to profile those at risk. The aim is to develop prevention measures and equipment to improve fire safety of those at risk living in the community. Strategy uses a multi-agency approach to highlight those at risk including a training package for career workers, social services and fire service staff.
10.00–10.30 Safety Challenges of Older People
Lic.Tech., M.Sc. (Architecture), Director, Kirsti Pesola, Accessibility Center, The Finnish Association of People with Physical Disabilities
The safety of older people can be improved by means of good design. It concerns e.g. accessibility and easy-to-use technology.
10.30–10.40 Fire Alarm Testing in a Simple Way
Anders Hansson, Infoprodukter Sweden AB
Test Hornet Demonstration - shoehorn for testing smoke alarms without the need to use a chair. A tool for daily use to test smoke alarm and to prevent falls. Test smoke alarms quickly, easily and safely!
11.00–11.30 Social Affairs and Health Care Safety Training
Training Manager Petri Lindh, The Finnish Association of Fire Chiefs
Social affairs and health care safety training is intended for students and people working in the field. Education helps to detect risks in the workplace and activate students to prevent them. The safety training familiarizes students with different areas of safety. The highest priority of education is to identify major risks, namely personal security and fire safety. The training concept is national.
11.30–12.00 SAFERA Stove Guard - The complete solution for cooking fires
CEO Henri Andell, Safera
The SAFERA stove guard disconnects the power from the cooker if it's left on accidentally. SAFERA stove guard can also be equipped with an extinguisher designed especially for cooking fires.
IV Shared Goals and Cooperation on International Level
13.00–13.30 E-learning - Interactive Fire Safety Training
Project Manager Lukas Svärd, Swedish Fire Protection Association
What is E-learning and what is the best way to create an educational and fun training tailored to the individual? Presentation shares experiences on how to communicate with audiences that are otherwise difficult to reach and how e-learning can improve the skills of businesses and organizations. E-learning is cost-effective and reaches large audiences rapidly.
13.30–14.00 Shared Goals on International Level
Seminar participants from different countries give two-minute addresses to comment on the seminar topics. There will be discussion about common goals for safety education on international level.
14.15–15.00 International contacts and cooperation
Points of contact from every participating country introduce themselves. Contact information is gathered and future possibilities for cooperation are discussed. European rescue associations give self-introductions. The role of associations as international forums is discussed.
15.00–15.15 Public Statement
Co-operative Safety Education Working Group of Finnish Rescue Services
The members of Safety Education Working Group introduce preliminary public statement. The statement is modified according to the discussion earlier if necessary.
15.15–15.30 Closing Remarks of Second Seminar Day
President and ”handing over the presidency” to Sweden (Representative of Sweden)
15.30 CLOSURE OVER COFFEE