Essays on Managing Resources Assignment

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Table of ContentIntroduction…………………………………………………………………. ….2Crisis Management……………………………………………………. ………3Business Continuity Management and Business Impact Analysis……. ..3British Red Cross…………………………………………………………. .….. .3Fire and Rescue Serivce of BRC………………………………………………4Crisis Management in FESS ………………………. .…………………………5 Resource Management………………………………………………………. 6Procurement…………………………………………………………. .………. .7Human Resource………………………………………………………8Logistics…………………………………………………………………9Financial Management………………………………………………. .9Communication and Advocacy………………………………………10Decision Making Techniques and Resource Management during Fire Emergencies……………………………………………………………………11 Conclusion………………………………………………………. ……………. 12References……………………………………………………………. …………. 14Managing Resources{This analysis has been done under the preview of Crisis Management literature. It includes the analysis of vital and operational function of British Red Cross – FESS (Fire and Emergency support service). The report also includes the relation between important organisational functions and major process which are critical at the time of emergency and fire & rescue services of British Red Cross.

We will analyze the critical processes and identify any potential vulnerability in them. The analysis has been done on the basis of information given on websites, journals, articles, research papers, books and many other sources. }IntroductionThe very objective of this report is to analyze the processes and resources that need to be taken care of during any emergency regarding the fire and rescue services in U. K. This report has been written under the preview of literature related to Crisis management. For that matter we will first develop an understanding of crisis management, its process and planning.

Additionaly, a voluntary sector organisation the British Red Cross (BRC) has been selected to examine the role of the ‘third’ sector. Four major resources has been identified, which are Human, Financial, Communication and Logistic resources. After an in depth analysis of these resources, an improvement plan has been proposed for consideration by the management team. Some of the strategy models like Business Continuity management (Business Impact Analysis) are also considered for proper analysis and planning. Crisis ManagementCrisis management is a process by which any institution or organisation prepares itself for any unpredictable event which can put pressure on the work processes and efficiency of the organisation.

Crisis Management is a part of risk management and in this the Fire Service works to avoid situations, which can threaten the organisation. There is a requirement for proper planning, skills and knowledge. Business Continuity Management and Business Impact AnalysisBusiness Continuity Management is a process, which provides a framework to ensure the resilience of any business; it is for ensuring the continuity of any business whether it is governmental or non-governmental.

It provides a basis for ensuring the long term sustainability and strategies for survival. The emergency or any serious, unplanned situations can create a hurdle for the sustainability of the organisation. These situations can be natural disasters, unfortunate events, criminal activities etc. As a part of crisis management, an organisation needs to prepare strategies in advance. The British Red Cross, which exists as a voluntary organization to support the community in an emergency and disruptive situations. (Gallagher)Business Impact Analysis (BIA) is a very vital part of the business continuity management process.

The main focus of BIA is to identify the impact of the different external and internal impacts on the functions and resources of the organisation during a crisis. BIA analysis is used to understand the most important impacts of operational hurdles and then to plan for how to protect the business process. There are various key elements of the BIA, which includes identifying critical business functions:

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