The 112 Day will be celebrated again on the 11th of February
The 112 Day is a Finnish nationwide campaign to raise people’s awareness of what everyday safety is and how it can be promoted. The day has traditionally been a joint event for different safety authorities, organisations and volunteers. Every year local events are organised across the country and people are actively campaigning on social media.
The theme for 2024 is correct use of the emergency number.
How to participate
- Theme day: Anyone can hold a 112-themed day during the campaign week, whether in the workplace, at school or during hobby activities, for example.
- Public events: Public events may be arranged in cooperation in places such as shopping centres, pedestrian areas or fire stations.
- Social media: Safety knowledge can be shared on social media using the hashtags #112paiva, #112dagen and #112day.
Local events are an important part of the 112 Day campaign. However, you can participate in the theme day online or without an audience.
The campaign enables safety actors, schools, workplaces, clubs and associations to share valuable safety information to contribute to people’s sense of security. What’s more, we can all improve our own and our loved ones’ safety by paying attention to small everyday actions and choices.
The 112 Day is celebrated throughout the EU to raise awareness of the emergency number. The first 112 Day in Finland was held back in 1997, and the first EU-wide day was celebrated in in 2008.