The general aim of preventive action in the field of rescue is to create a living environment in Estonia where everyone would generate and value safety and security, thereby helping to decrease the number of accidents, casualties resulting from accidents and also the extent of damages. Preventive action includes the measures addressed directly towards the public, which are used in order to prevent accidents or
decrease the extent of damages in case of an accident.
Preventive action is divided into four main fields of activity:
● Initial conduct in case of an accident
● The safety and security of children and young people
● The safety and security of homes
● Safety and security outside the home