We strive to provide information on changes in fire regulations and their practical impact on the field of fire safety by cooperating with research institutes and universities in the field. We actively participate in expert groups of domestic legislation and guidelines, participate as experts in various training events and seminars, and disseminate fire safety know-how to companies, associations and anyone else interested.
Trainings and seminars
We organize trainings and lectures for professionals in the field such as architects, the construction products industry, authorities and students in the field. Our lecture topics have been, for example:
- fire safety in wood construction
- performance-based fire safety design
- exit security
- structural fire safety
- practical fire safety solutions and maintenance in property fire safety
- application and interpretation of rules and regulations
- Firework Card and Occupational Safety Card trainings
- fire safety standardization
- insulation industry training
We have organized trainings in companies, seminars and in educational institutions. Our trainers have been a familiar sight, inter alia, in the lecture halls of Aalto University. Our experts have lectured on fire safety both at home and abroad.
If training is relevant to your company, please contact us and request an offer. If necessary, we tailor the training package to suit the needs of your company. Requests can be sent by e-mail to .
Learning materials and guides
We produce training and learning material, manuals and instructions related to fire safety for educational institutions and companies. The material is also often excellent as background information for the authorities. We also produce written material targeted at international market in cooperation with foreign experts.
Fire Safe Use of Wood in Buildings
Fire Safe Use of Wood in Buildings: Global Design Guide, provides guidance on the design and construction of fire-safe wooden buildings using the principles based on the best possible knowledge and developed by the Fire Safe Use of Wood (FSUW) expert network . Esko Mikkola, expert of the fire safety of wood construction at KK-Palokonsultti Oy, was part of the extensive and expert international team of writers.
The 486-page book, edited by Andrew Buchanan and Birgit Östman, was published in late July 2022. The book is published by CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group) and its electronic Open Access version published under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license (ISBN 9781003190318) can be copied online. The electronic version is free of charge. A printed hardcover version of the book is also available.
Fireproof wooden house
Puuinfo published the first edition of the Fireproof wooden house guide in March 2018. The first edition was based on the fire safety regulations that entered into force at 2018. The complimented guide was written by construction engineer Tero Lahtela. The compilation of the guide, funded by the Finnish Forest Foundation, was supervised by Esko Mikkola from KK-Palokonsultti Oy and a steering group made up of representatives of the wood products industry. The first edition was based on the fire safety regulations that entered into force at 2018.
The second edition of the guide, published in 2021, has been updated with the changes in regulations that came into force at the beginning of 2021 (927/2020) and other clarifications that have come to light over the years. The updating of the second edition was funded by Puutuoteollisuus ry and the Ministry of the Environment.
For more information check Puuinfo website. You can download the guide for yourself (free of charge) from the same page.
Fire technology of a wooden apartment building
An expert study of the fire engineering of a wooden apartment building was carried out by Karelia University of Applied Sciences in collaboration with KK-Palokonsultti Oy. The aim of the publication is to help the reader understand the technical properties of wooden structures as well as the regulations affecting fire protection, and thus avoid typical design and construction errors. The publication has been produced as part of the projects Puurakentamisen osaamisen siirto (“transfer of the know-how of timber construction”) and Teollisen rakentamisen ratkaisut (“solutions of industrial construction”).
(Mikkola E., Holopainen S., (2017). Fire technology of a wooden apartment building. Karelia University of Applied Sciences Publications C, Reports: 46, Karelia University of Applied Sciences. URN: ISBN: 978-952-275-246-8 )
Check it out In the book Fire Technology of a Wooden Apartment Building ( 4.65 Mt)