112 Day celebrated on the 11th of February
In 2008, Europe celebrated its first common 112 Day. The European Commission, together with the European Parliament and European Council, has declared 11th February as European 112 Day to broaden recognition of the emergency number 112 across the EU. 112 Day is a joint campaign of Finnish safety actors to improve safety in everyday life.
The idea for the 112 Day originates from Finland, and it is now the common emergency number day of the entire EU.
Maria Ohisalo, Minister of the Interior, is the Patron of 112 day on 2021.
High quality, reliable, equal emergency response centre serviceIn the present ERC Agency 2021-2024 strategy, we describe the objectives and measures that will ensure that we can provide high-quality, reliable and equal ERC services.
The public safety announcement transmission system will be tested on 11 February
The official transmission system for public safety announcements will be tested again on the national emergency number day 11 February 2021 at 11:20 a.m.
During the test, the public safety announcements will be visible on TV screens and on page 112 of Teletext. The public safety announcement system will also be tested on radio, as usual.
The Emergency Response Centre Agency participates in the testing by transmitting the public safety announcements on the 112 Suomi app and publishing them on the Emergency Response Centre Agency’s 112.fi website and Facebook and Twitter accounts.
The test is carried out by the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE, Digita Oy and the Emergency Response Centre Agency.