The 'Emergency Fire & Rescue Unit' (E.F.R.U.) is a non-profit making, philanthropic voluntary organisation operating on the Islands of Malta. The unit specialises in Basic Rescue, Rope Access, High Angle Rescue, First Aid, Fire Fighting and Diving. It is entirely manned by unpaid volunteers and its main scope is to provide a group of highly trained rescuers to assist the constituted authorities in national emergencies or when otherwise requested to. E.F.R.U. embraces the principles of teamwork, excellence, honesty and integrity amongst its members to improve their quality of life and that of the persons they assist. The Unit is proud of the work it is doing, hence the motto "Taking pride in helping others"