Helicopter Emergency Medical Services in Finland
FinnHEMS HEMS -unit reaches 70 per cent of the Finnish population within 30 minutes of dispatch.
FinnHEMS has six operating bases in Finland: in Vantaa, Turku, Tampere, Kuopio, Oulu, and Rovaniemi. At each base, the on-duty crew has a helicopter and a ground unit at its disposal. In the Vantaa, Turku, Tampere, Kuopio, and Oulu crews, the medical personnel always includes an on-duty physician specialized in emergency medical services (EMS), and the Rovaniemi crew includes two paramedics.
From these six bases, helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) units reach 70 per cent of Finns within 30 minutes of dispatch.
Operating areas of physician-staffed and paramedic-staffed HEMS helicopters