NouHätä! competitions in 2022
Nuori sammuttaa tulipaloa NouHätä!-kilpailuissa.


In 2022, NouHätä! competitions will be held partly online and partly as live events. The qualifying round will take place online, while regional finals and the grand final will be held traditionally as live events. The competition will be held in teams. Schools that have signed up for the competition will be sent detailed instructions on how to participate.

Based on previous experiences and survey results, the online competition format has been received well. The online competition is also easier to take part in. Last year, the online qualifying round attracted more than 6,200 participants, which is twice that of qualifying rounds in previous years.

This year, after the online qualifying round, regional finals to determine the best team in each rescue district will be held traditionally as live events. In the grand final, the best teams from each rescue district compete for the NouHätä Finnish championship at the Emergency Services Academy in Kuopio.

All stages of the competition will be held in teams of three. In the qualifying round, the number of teams allowed from each school is not limited. In later stages, the number of participating teams is limited by municipality or district.

Instructions for the online qualifying round will be sent to participating schools after the end of the sign-up period. For more information on how the regional finals will be held, contact your local rescue department.

NouHätä! competitions are organised according to COVID safety guidelines.


NouHätä! 2022 competition schedules

Qualifying round 28 February to 18 March 2022
Regional finals 7 April 2022
Grand final 28 April 2022

Signups to the competition are open. Sign up your school now!