Minister of the Interior Ohisalo awarded Medals of Merit for Civil Defence

Ministry of the Interior 25.2.2020 15.56 | Published in English on 27.2.2020 at 14.01
Press release
Medals of Merit for Civil Defence.

Minister of the Interior Maria Ohisalo awarded Medals of Merit First Class for Civil Defence and Medals of Merit Second Class for Civil Defence on 24 February. These Medals of Merit are awarded for meritorious or highly meritorious work for the good of civil defence.

Medal of Merit First Class for Civil Defence

  • Esa Aalto, Editor-in-Chief
  • Jukka Angerman, Head of Emergency Medical Services
  • Minna Arve, Mayor
  • Tiina Ferm, Senior Ministerial Adviser
  • Veli-Matti Hakala, Executive Fire Officer
  • Jaakko Hamunen, Colonel
  • Tom Hanén, Commodore
  • Janne Heikkinen, Head of Risk Management
  • Joni Henttu, Chief Specialist
  • Eero Hirvensalo, Chief Physician, Professor
  • Petri Huupponen, Senior Instructor
  • Hanne Huvila, Senior Specialist
  • Ari Juhani Huvinen, Director
  • Jukka Pekka Hämäläinen, Director
  • Lasse Ilkka, Senior Specialist
  • Kimmo Jarva, Mayor
  • Peter Johansson, Chief Executive Officer
  • Paavo Jokinen, Coordinator
  • Petri Järvensivu, Chief Executive Officer
  • Risto Jääskeläinen, Captain
  • Kimmo Kaisto, Editor
  • Jani Kanerva, Head of Risk Management
  • Jani Kareinen, Chief Executive Officer
  • Kari Karjalainen, Mayor
  • Jyrki Kiviranta, Superintendent
  • Anne Koivisto, Chief Preparedness Planning Officer
  • Jyri Kopare, Commander
  • Jari Korkiamäki, Chief Executive Officer
  • Veijo Kosola, Director of Education and Culture
  • Tero Kuittinen, Head of Education
  • Jukka Kupila, Principal Advisor
  • Mika Kurvinen, Senior Officer, Rescue Services and Preparedness
  • Pekka Johannes Kyrenius, Licentiate of Science (Technology)
  • Antti Kärppä, Deputy Chief Fire Officer
  • Jukka Lehtiranta, Engineer
  • Antti Lehtisalo, Brigadier General
  • Jari Lepistö, Senior Officer for Rescue Services
  • Torbjörn Lindström, Development Manager
  • Pirjo Marjatta Lillsunde, Ministerial Adviser
  • Ilkka Luoma, Director
  • Aino-Maija Luukkonen, Mayor
  • Reijo Malkamäki, Senior Officer, Rescue Services and Preparedness
  • Piia Manninen, Senior Officer, Rescue Services and Preparedness
  • Jari Markkanen, Civil Defence Coordinator
  • Ilkka Miettinen, Chief Researcher
  • Maarit Muikku, Head of Laboratory
  • Heikki Niemi, Coordinator
  • Mikko Nissinen, Head of Unit
  • Maija Norilo, Senior Specialist
  • Pertti Normia, Border Guard Chief Superintendent
  • Mirja Palmén, Chief Specialist
  • Pekka Parkkali, Lieutenant Commander
  • Outi Pennanen, Superintendent
  • Hannu Puranen, Senior Executive Fire Officer
  • Mika Pöyry, Superintendent
  • Reijo Rautauoma, Chairman of the Board
  • Jukka Räsänen, Planning Officer
  • Pekka Räty, Chief Executive Officer
  • Markku Saarinen, Specialist
  • Asko Saatsi, Mayor
  • Ilkka Salmi, Director
  • Tiina Santonen, Chief Specialist
  • Marja-Riitta Salokannel, Director of Human Resources and Administration
  • Andreas Schneider, Head of Emergency Preparedness
  • Susanna Sissonen, Biosafety Officer
  • Tiina Snellman, Ministerial Adviser
  • Jari Soininen, Senior Specialist
  • Jukka Sonninen, Major General
  • Jukka Sovijärvi, Section Head
  • Pyry Takala, Head of Preparedness
  • Paavo Tiitta, Head of Risk Management
  • Aaro Toivonen, Director, Security and Preparedness
  • Teemu Tumelius, Seamaster (retired)
  • Marko Tuominen, Captain
  • Juha Turkulainen, Senior Executive Fire Officer
  • Marita Uusitalo, Senior Officer, Social Welfare
  • Linda Viitala, Senior Specialist
  • Markus Viitaniemi, Chief Executive Officer 
  • Juha Vuolle, Captain
  • Wivi-Ann Wagello-Sjölund, Ministerial Adviser

Medal of Merit Second Class for Civil Defence

  • Marja Aarnio-Frisk, Head of Group
  • Marko Ahtikivi, Executive Fire Officer 
  • Veli-Matti Backman, Head of Information and Communications Technology
  • Pauli Erik Forstén, Technical Director
  • Jari Olavi Hava, Preparedness Planning Officer
  • Pertti Heikkilä, Executive Director
  • Bror-Göran Hiltunen, Communications Technician
  • Matti Henri Hirvonen, Sergeant
  • Osmo Olavi Huopainen, Head of Preparedness
  • Elina Hämäläinen, Fire Protection Engineer
  • Yrjö Jantunen, Senior Executive Fire Officer
  • Sari Julin, Executive Secretary
  • Päivi Karikumpu, Mayor
  • Mari Kiminki, Student Affairs Secretary
  • Vesa Kostamo, Superintendent
  • Juha Kankaanpää, Senior Officer
  • Kari Kaurola, Senior Fire Fighter
  • Olli-Veikko Kurvinen, Executive Director
  • Risto Mikael Laakso, Lieutenant
  • Miia Laitinen, Senior Executive Fire Officer
  • Tom Lindell, Specialist
  • Tommi Mattila, Head of Preparedness
  • Sari Mustila, Assistant, Legislative Drafting
  • Pekka Mutikainen, Fire Inspector
  • Seppo Mäenpää, Security Coordinator
  • Pasi Mälkiä, Coordinator
  • Jorma Narvi, Training Coordinator
  • Mika Nevalainen, Executive Fire Officer
  • Tero Kalevi Nurmi, Development and Planning Manager
  • Petri Palmola, Communications Technician
  • Janne Parkkonen, Major
  • Piia Pälvi Tuulia Piekkari, Fire Protection Engineer
  • Tuomas Pylkkänen, Fire Protection Engineer
  • Jyrki Repo, Security Instructor
  • Jukka Saari, Chief Fire Inspector
  • Jiri Petteri Mikael Salmenoja, Staff Sergeant
  • Ari Antero Johannes Toiva, Financial and Administrative Director
  • Timo Tuomi, Inspector
  • Reijo Tuovinen, Superintendent
  • Aana Vainio, Security Instructor
  • Mika Viertola, Senior Executive Fire Officer

Inquiries:
Mika Kättö, Director of Legislative Affairs, tel. +358 295 488 413, [email protected]