Emergency Rescue Unit Foundation Phils., Inc. (ERUF) is a non-stock, non-profit corporation registered with SEC on April 22, 1986. Prior to its formal incorporation, the displaced paramedics of the Mandaue City Fire Department together with a group of civic-oriented citizens felt the need to provide emergency medical rescue services to the residents of Metro Cebu. Hence, the birth of ERUF which became functional as early as 1986. It is an operating organization classified as a social welfare and service delivery organization with a special purpose for emergency rescue. Today, ERUF prides itself in having modern equipment and vehicles ranging from, among others, fully equipped trauma vans, extrication equipment, fire trucks, a variety of communication equipment, search and rescue apparatus and over ten (10) ambulances based in different strategic locations in Metro Cebu. ERUF has formal arrangements with the cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu to provide free emergency medical services to its residents in exchange for a subsidy. Its main office is located at CMC Compound, Gov. Cuenco Ave., Banilad, Cebu City. The Foundation has 36 regular staff, 30 volunteers and 11 members of the Board of Trustees.
It was certified for three (3) years in 2000; five (5) years in 2005; another five (5) years in 2011 and which ended on December 15, 2015.
Its primary purpose is to save lives and mitigate loss of properties against accidents and calamities through the setting up of nationwide paramedic network to competently provide emergency medical and pre-hospital care, rescue and rehabilitation services as well as training programs that can effectively respond to the needs of the community. Their program areas include education and training, disaster and relief and skills training catering to all residents in the areas of operational responsibility.