ERUs

What is an ERU?

An Emergency Response Unit (ERU) is a standardized package of trained personnel and modules of equipment, ready to be deployed at short notice. They are designed to provide an essential, basic and standardized service platform for use in any part of the world. The units are fully self-sufficient for one month and can be deployed for up to four months.

When are ERUs used ?

Whenever there is a situation that requires a quick response to which the delegation or National Society cannot respond alone. The ERUs are part of the Federation’s disaster response tools and provide a specific support or direct service function when local facilities are either destroyed, overwhelmed by needs, or do not exist. They are used in emergency situations to cover a gap only until the function is no longer required, or until either the Federation delegation and/or the host National Society can take over.

WatSan ERUs

Introduction

Wat-San ERU leaflet in English, French, Spanish
ERU Concept powerpoint
WatSan ERU Introduction powerpoint
Introduction (French)

Templates and Guides

ERU Guidance handover file and examples of Bam, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Balakot
ERU End of Mission Report template

Standard operating procedures

ERU Standard Operating Procedures
Wat-San ERU operating manual and parts list
French RC M5 operating manual
MSM Detailed ToR

Emergency Relief Items Catalog listings

ERU, Water and Sanitation, Module 15 (M15)
ERU, Water and Sanitation, Module 40 (M40)
IFRC Water and Sanitation Disaster Response

ERU WatSan training module

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The contents of this module have been designed by the Spanish Red Cross to support the implementation of a standard training course in “Water and Sanitation in Emergencies” based on the organization and equipment of the Spanish Red Cross Water and Sanitation M15 Emergency Response Unit. Documents in Spanish will be added soon.

 

Sessions day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4 day 5 day 6 day 7
1 Presentation of participants

Goals and objectives

Water Treatment Plant (SETA) WatSan M15 ERU SRC Deployments Evaluation Hygiene Promotion Practical: Mass water production
2 WatSan ERU in the National Society Water abstraction Monitoring & Reporting WatSan M15 ERU Installation scenarios Health, Water and Sanitation Vector Control Practical: Mass water production
3 The sphere Project
El Proyecto Esfera
Water Analysis Laboratory PRACTICAL: Water Treatment Plant (SETA) Water, storage, trucking, and distribution Excreta Disposal PRACTICAL: Medical Waste Management Dismantling, packing and unloading
4 The sphere Project
El Proyecto Esfera
Practical: Water Analysis Laboratory PRACTICAL: Water Treatment Plant (SETA) Water, storage, trucking, and distribution Medical & Solid Waste Management PRACTICAL: Medical Waste Management Dismantling, packing and unloading
5 Initial evaluations: water source selection

Evaluación inicial. Selección de las fuentes de agua

Water treatment practices Practical: Water Treatment Plant (SETA) WTP Maintenance Waste water management PRACTICAL: Vector Control Dismantling, packing and unloading
6 WatSan M15: Description and Equipment PRACTICAL: Water pre-treatment and jar-test PRACTICAL: Water Treatment Plan PRACTICAL: WTP Maintenance PRACTICAL: Excreta Disposal Practical: water distribution network Dismantling, packing and unloading
7 WatSan M15: Description and Equipment Practical: Water abstraction Bacteriological analysis: Oxfam-Delagua Kit PRACTICAL: WTP Maintenance Practical: Excreta Disposal Practical: water distribution network Course evaluation by participants
8 WatSan M15: Description and Equipment Practical: Water Abstraction PRACTICAL: Bacteriological analysis: Oxfam-Delagua Kit PRACTICAL: WTP Maintenance PRACTICAL: Excreta Disposal Practical: water distribution network Closing ceremony

Other
Diagramme des pertes de charge
Slide show of Swedish Red Cross WatSan ERU module deployed in Philippines (July 2008)