Emergency Response Units, Kits, Modules, Sets
Pre-assembled packages of standard items are crucial in situations where speed is a vital component to a response's effectiveness. Pre-packaging facilitates forward planning and improves preparedness, reducing the impact of a crisis.
Thus, Red Cross and Red Crescent emergency stocks are comprised of pre-packaged kits, modules and sets; content lists are based on frequently arising needs and revised regularly. Further, the rapid re-supply of consumables is also a key component in the modular approach.
Emergency Response Units (ERU), which are owned and management by participating National Societies, are comprised of pre-packed deployment-ready equipment and trained personnel, ready for immediate action.
Please send any feedback regarding module and kit revisions to your society's technical department.
A set is the smallest assembly of component parts. It is generally used as a subcomponent that is added to a kit or a module. Sets are designed to supply items that serve only one function.
A module is a larger assembly of component parts. It is designed to split the needs of a large activity into easy-to-manage subcomponents. As its name implies, the modular approach permits the rapid combination of several modules into a larger assembly such as a kit.
A kit is an assembly of component parts covering the complete needs of one specific activity for a set number of beneficiaries; it is generally comprised of modules and sometime sets. A kit is a stand-alone total-response resource.
ERU, Emergency Response Unit
ERUs are comprised of trained personnel and pre-packaged ready-to-deploy technical equipment (sets, modules and kits), including shelter, food and other supplies that enable the units to respond, without delay, to sudden large-scale disasters and emergencies in remote locations. Unit resources ensure one-month's self-sufficiency so as not to burden local resources; however, ERUs can be deployed for up to four months.
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