IFRC

Emergency Response Units: Equipment

Standardized equipment

Most ERU equipment is standardized. Any changes to equipment, as a result of practical experience or technological developments, need approval from the technical departments.

Personal equipment, such as camping outfits and emergency food rations is prepared by the National Society providing the unit. ERUs need to be self-supporting for up to four weeks.

Once assignments are completed, the equipment is often handed over to the National Society, country or regional delegation or to the local authorities. Alternatively, the unit may return to its original base, depending on needs and future plans.

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