Photo Jari Auvinen
The Helsinki City Rescue Department's Fire Museum
The Fire Museum is located in a building designed by Theodor Höijer and completed in 1891. The building is still in use as Erottaja rescue station. The rescue station, built on the top of a tall hill, rises 42 metres above the city, and its tower offers fantastic views out over Helsinki. The Fire Museum also offers an excellent vantage point from which to find out more about Helsinki's history from the perspectives of safety, fire and rescue operations, ambulance services and emergency medical care.