The state needs warships, helicopters and coastal radar network
Estonia lacks an exhaustive image of what is happening in its territorial waters. Maritime defence is fragmented between three institutions, which can perform only a small amount of approximately fifty tasks, Estonia’s first detailed maritime security report reveals.
27.12.2016, Oliver KundPM
Estonia needs a new rescue model
The state has saved a lot of money over the years by only making minimum financing available to the rescue board. The agency's need for investment has now reached a level where the rescue system needs to be either contracted or replaced with a cheaper version inside the next decade.
01.11.2016, Oliver KundPM
Three rescuers injured in last week's training on Bay of Tallinn
The Estonian Rescue Board has opened an investigation into an accident that happened during a sea rescue training on the Bay of Tallinn last week and in which three rescuers received injuries.
27.09.2016, news.postimees.ee / BNSSp
Video: Sloveenia vettehüppaja hüppas end 20 meetri kõrguselt surnuks
Bosnia ja Hertsegoviinas toimunud vettehüppevõistlused lõppesid traagiliselt, sest 34-aastane sportlane Andrej Beuc sai surma.
09.08.2016, Siim KaasikPM
Ministry: no Estonians among mountaineers killed in Georgia
There were no Estonians among the four climbers found dead after going missing on Mt. Ushba in Georgia on July 31, the Estonian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday evening after contacting the Foreign Ministry of Georgia.
Hot air balloon crash has happy ending
A hot air balloon accident in Estonia's southwestern Parnu County on Sunday had a happy ending.
Forest fire near Estonian-Latvian border spreads to 45 hectares
The forest fire near Aitsra village near the Estonian-Latvian border that the Latvian emergency service notified Estonia of on Wednesday had spread to almost 45 hectares by Thursday morning, by which time firefighters had contained the blaze.
Editorial: we're all from the Piirissaar Island
As we know, the chain is a strong as its weakest link. As state, Estonia is so tiny that occasionally we forget we are in turn composed of particles we may care for and thus show our largeness of heart and spirit.
Estonian state to make waves by training every child into swimmer
International fame of Estonia may not remain limited to teaching programming in preschool if four ministries manage to pull off the following: by age of ten, teaching all children to swim decently. At that, the measurements would be among Europe's meanest.
02.03.2016, Oliver KundPM
Action awarded for souls saved
Yesterday, 21 people were decorated with Lifesaver Medals by interior minister Hanno Pevkur and Rescue Board director-general Kuno Tammearu. Those honoured included 13 Rescue Board staff, one beach guard, and six private persons including an Australian.
17.02.2016, Liis VelskerPM
Prosecutor's office suspecting arson at Otepaa hotel
Estonia's South district prosecutor's office opened an investigation to look into Tuesday's fire at a hotel in southern Estonian regional capital Otepaa based on the article of the Penal Code dealing with arson.
The longest thirty hours of total stillness
Fallen 25 meters into an icy cleft in the Peruvian mountain of Tocllaraju for 30 hours, Annemai Märtson tried to call for her fellows. «No answer, all remained still and quiet.» Allan Valge, and Jane and Tarmo Riga perished. To honor the dead and the helpers, she tells the story of her struggle.
02.12.2015, Tuuli KochPM
124 children evacuated from kindergarten due to chemical contamination
On Wednesday rescuers had to evacuate 124 children from a kindergarten in Estonia's Harju County because chemical contamination occurred in a maintenance room as a result of one employee's mistake and the prosecutor's office launched a criminal investigation.
Google toetab pagulasi 11 miljoni dollari suuruse heategevuskampaaniaga
Google alustas heategevuskampaaniaga, mille eesmärgiks on pagulastega tegelevatele mittetulundusorganisatsioonidele 11 miljoni dollari kogumine, kirjutab Reuters.
Estonian PM visits refugee center at Vao
Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas visited the accommodation center for asylum seekers at Vao on Thursday, following an arson attack committed against a building of the accommodation center in the early morning.
Estonians trust police, volunteer rescuers the most - survey
Of the institutions responsible for internal security, the police and volunteer rescuers are trusted the most by Estonians whereas trust in assistant police officers has weakened, it appears from a security study commissioned by the Interior Ministry.
Editorial: false alarms of systemic order
Though increasingly used and vital considering the ever dearer human labour, automatic alarm systems need to possess this simple distinctive quality – they must work, technically and system-wise.
Firemen fed up with false alarms
Enough, says Rescue Board: on 98 percent of occasions, yearly, automatic fire signalisations in Estonia trigger false alarms. Hundreds of working hours are wasted while investigations into reasons will often – surprise, surprise – lead to maintenance firms.
18.06.2015, Oliver KundPM
Rescuers reach out to baby crow
A young crow was caught by leg in a tree branch at Maakri St, central Tallinn yesterday. Fire truck showed up to solve situation and bring bird down.
17.06.2015, Uwe GnadenteichPM
Stopping on snow bridge possibly proved fatal
Yesterday morning, Peruvian rescue operations head Alfredo Quintana Figueroa (pictured) provided explanations on the incident.
10.06.2015, Marian MänniPM
Three Estonian climbers killed in Peru
Three Estonian mountain climbers were killed in an avalanche near the town of Huaraz in western Peru, a fourth member of the group was found alive Peruvian media reported on Monday.
Päästjad tõid puu otsast alla seal nädal aega olnud kassi
Eile said Lääne päästekeskuse päästjad kaks väljakutset, mis olid seotud loomadega - ühel juhul tuli appi minna kassile, teisel juhul kitsele.
26.05.2015, Tiina KaukverePM
Finnish, Estonian rescuers' Nepal mission canceled
The Finnish Interior Ministry has decided to cancel the Finnish rescue team's mission to Nepal and in connection with this Estonian rescuers will not be flying to Nepal either.
Earthquake claims life of one Estonian
By last night the death of one Estonian was confirmed in the Nepali earthquake. Whereabouts of four Estonian citizens in Nepal were not known. At the moment, foreign ministry is aware of 30 Estonian citizens currently in Nepal. Regarding 25 of them the ministry has been confirmed that their lives have been spared.
Estonian swim skills short to save life
Estonia has swimming skills absolutely undefined. All we have is a curriculum prescribing that, on basic level, an individual is to keep swimming at any chosen style for 25 metres running. Experts say that’s not enough.
07.04.2015, Rivo VeskiPM
Editorial: the vital fifteen minutes
Where in Estonia would one dwell? Where to buy or build a house, a summer home? A criterion might be: should fire strike, will the rescuers arrive before it’s too late.
How timely is urgent help?
This week, Rescue Board became the first among agencies to reveal its reaction capacities: how fast, under usual circumstances, will fire brigades reach every corner of Estonia.
31.03.2015, Oliver KundPM
Grim Reaper kept busy by ignorance and negligence
As compared to rest of Europe, Estonia loses way too many lives due to injuries. Having studied the causes, Government Office strategy bureau adviser Maris Leimann says the state should deal with changing people’s attitudes – thus, many deaths would not be.
26.02.2015, Hanneli RudiPM
Port worker dies falling between ship and berth in Tallinn
In Old City Harbour of Tallinn, last night a port employee perished having fallen between passenger ship and the berth.
09.02.2015, Andres EinmannPM
Burning fiberglass plastic factory emitting toxic smoke on Saaremaa Island
A fire broke out in a fiberglass plastic factory in the Kudjape Municipality of Estonia's biggest island Saaremaa on Tuesday afternoon and due to toxic smoke rescuers are advising people living in nearby villages to keep their windows closed.
Hospital charters ferry to bring critical patient from Hiiumaa
The North Estonia Medical Center (PERH) chartered a ferry to bring a critically injured patient to the mainland from Hiiumaa Island on the night of Jan. 14 when bad weather prevented a rescue helicopter from making an evacuation flight.
22.01.2015, News.postimees.ee / BNSPM
Editorial: all rules kept. All wrong
It’s not just what we do, it’s what we don’t that has consequences. With the tragic fire on the opening day of the year, in Laekvere, Lääne-Viru County, both came into play. Both to our shame, as society.
Eight people injured in accident at Auvere power plant construction site
Eight people are reported to have sustained injuries in an accident Tuesday afternoon at the construction site of the Auvere power plant in northeastern Estonia.
25 rakendust, mis suurendavad produktiivsust ja aitavad aega planeerida
Business Insider on kokku kogunud 25 veebipõhist rakendust ja tööriista, mis aitavad kasutajatel paremini tööle keskenduda ning produktiivsust tõsta.
Number of drowning deaths in Estonia moved up in 2014
The number of human lives lost as a result of drowning in Estonia jumped to 69 in 2014 from 56 in 2013.
Number of fire deaths jumps by 7 to 54
In all 54 people lost their lives in fires in Estonia during 2014, seven more than in the year before, tentative figures available from the Rescue Board show.
IT-helper, for faster fire-fighting
«I was on duty as the Kangadžungel store caught fire, and thanks to the new system I found the Kunderi Street water hydrant,» said Ramon Ruotsi, senior operational officer at Northern Rescue Centre. Mr Ruotsi went on to explain that only the rare few hydrants stick out in the street, most being buried under it.
14.08.2014, Hanneli RudiPM
Mobile positioning planned for those in trouble
Alarm Centre obtains option to view public security camera images, to send help without request if needed.
17.12.2013, Merike TederPM
The blazing trails of a Paide pyromaniac
Probably launching «career» with outdoor flower baskets, the pyromaniac of Paide is branding his name into Estonian serial arsonist history.
02.12.2013, Nils NiitraPM
Two Estonian experts dispatched to Mali demining mission
The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Center (EODC) of the Estonian Rescue Board dispatched two of its experts to Mali in mid-July to join the Swedish-led humanitarian mine clearing mission there.
Ship catches fire at BLRT shipyard in Tallinn
A ship caught fire at a facility of the Estonian industrial group BLRT in Tallinn the night into Tuesday, no injuries have been reported.
Man who went overboard from Tallink ship found alive hours later
A man who went overboard from a passenger ferry of the Estonian shipper Tallink in the night was found alive seven hours later, online news portal of the public broadcaster ERR reports.
Estonian Rescue Board sends logistics expert to Jordan
An official from the Estonian Rescue Board flew to Jordan on Monday to take part in an humanitarian mission for Syrian refugees there.
Estonia's Amari air base gets powerful fire trucks
The Estonian Ministry of Defense has bought two brand new powerful fire trucks for the Amari air base in order for the base to be able to receive also large military and civilian aircraft.
Midsummer Day brings Alarm Centre overload
«There’s beatings, traumas... folks jumping into water. With people eating and drinking heavily, accidents do happen,» lists Alarm Centre rescue leader Merike Vahher, asked about Midsummer Day specifics. «For us, Midsummer Day means loads of work, for a while.» As evidenced by prior years, 400 people above average dial 112.