Goodwill Industries of Northern New England
AmeriCorps National Direct FY 2011 (Continuation)
The Emergency Response Corps (ERC) is a Northern New England-based AmeriCorps program that deploys AmeriCorps Members at host site fire departments and ambulance services to help them recruit and retain volunteers. As a result, these emergency units are better equipped to protect their communities. ERC Members also serve as firefighters or EMT's, ready to respond to emergency calls to their departments. When not on call, Members help increase safety awareness by developing and presenting public safety and fire prevention education for schools and organizations in the communities they serve.