Essays on Managing of Resources of a UKs Fire and Rescue Service Case Study

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The paper "Managing of Resources of a UK’ s Fire and Rescue Service" is a perfect example of a case study on management. The purpose of this case study is to identify and critically review the means of a fire service plan and the management of its available resources. The paper describes in detail how a fire service manages its resources i. e. finances, operations, human resources, equipment/appliances, and extinguishing media (water supplies) and communication infrastructure to achieve its objectives. The last part of the study recommends an improvement plan for the management of the Service.

This part emphasizes the best use of resources necessary for the core functions of a fire Service. To conduct the study analysis of how the fire and rescue services are applying principles of resource management to manage their overall resources. Management of human resources, application of principles of managing financial and physical resources, procurement processes, and operational assurance and evaluation in fire & rescue services are also discussed in detail. This case study also evaluates the application of Crisis Management Theory on specified tasks within fire and rescue services.

During a crisis, how the front line emergency services – operate in respect of deployment of resources on the ground, management of hindrances during operations, and effective management of the crisis in the UK. Procurement usually means the system for assessment, specification, purchase, evaluation, and contractual costing and aftercare of equipment, personal protective clothing, appliances, furniture & fitting, and all service contracts. In simple procurement, repetitive purchase happens while for complex procurement companies try to seek out long-term partners. For instance, the British government licensed Fire Bay Limited to procure firefighting equipment for 47 Fire and Rescue services in the UK.

The purpose is to get the best value for the lowest price because of the bulk buying of vehicles, protective clothing, and respiratory equipment for all fire & rescue services. For Example, Fire Bay Limited is in the process of purchasing and arranging the fixing of digital radio equipment in all fire fighting vehicles at a reasonable cost.

Bibliography

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4. Fire Management Code, 2006, Food & Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

5. Hampshire Fire & Rescue Authority, Statement of Accounts, 2006-2007

6. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, Available at: http://www.hantsfire.gov.uk/theservice/plan/hfrsplan-newobjectives.htm

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8. Young, P., Integrated Risk Management and Fire Fighter Safety in United Kingdom Fire and Rescue Service, Devon Fire & Rescue Service, UK, In: PERI - Public Entity Risk Institute – Symposium, Fairfax Available at: Web: www.riskinstitute.org

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