Volunteer rescuers voluntarily participate in rescue or preventive work. Upon agreement with the employer, volunteers can do rescue or preventive work also during working hours.
A volunteer rescuer is an active person knowing the rescue field. They offer their family, neighbour, and community
- a sense of security;
- prompt assistance in the event of an accident;
- an example;
- correct attitudes and behavioral guidelines.
A volunteer rescuer
- responds to an accident that occurred in near their residence or another rescue problem;
- prevents dangerous situations;
- trains others and increases their awareness of danger.
- a provider of professional assistance of the Estonian Rescue Board in the event of rescue events and prevention;
- an active member of the community.
As at 2022, there are 117 volunteer rescue brigades and 3 reserve rescue brigades in Estonia, consisting of 2319 volunteer rescuers!