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Emergency Response Force (ERF)

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The Emergency Response Force (ERF) is an emergency management volunteer program supervised by the Office of Emergency Management and Volunteer Services.

ERF members are dedicated community members trained to provide emergency care. The ERF team is comprised of volunteers with a background in CPR, first aid, and emergency response. ERF may be called to respond to:

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  • Structure and vegetation fires
  • Hazardous materials incidents
  • Multi-casualty incidents
  • Mass care and shelter
  • Evacuations
  • And other emergencies

ERF members are trained to provide emergency rehabilitation for public safety personnel including:

  • Blood pressure, pulse and respiration monitoring if required;
  • Evacuation assistance;
  • Shelter set-up and management;
  • Search and rescue;
  • And first aid for emergency and special events.

ERF members may receive training in these areas:

  • AHA Healthcare Provider
  • National Health & Safety First Aid
  • AHA Heartsaver AED
  • Emergency Response to Terrorism
  • Care & Shelter Operations
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS)
  • Community Emergency Response Team (FEMA CERT)
  • Damage Assessment
  • Traffic Control
  • Driving Safety
  • Search & Rescue
  • Triage
  • Evacuation Techniques
  • EOC Support
  • Red Cross Disaster Action Team