Humberside Fire and Rescue Service

Unit 10

Unit 10 - Resource Management within the Fire and Rescue Service

Unit abstract

Fire and Rescue Fire Services rely on the effective management of the vast number of resources in order to support its delivery of services to the community.

This unit will provide an insight into the resources used by the Fire and Rescue Service and how the use of those resources are efficiently planned and allocated in order to deliver an effective service to the public. In addition to learning about Fire and Rescue Services resources and the management of those learners will apply the same principles to the effectively manage of their own resources including personal money, equipment etc

They will achieve this through participation in a variety of different activities which will culminate in learners having the ability to demonstrate their skills and knowledge and understanding of resource management.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit a learner should:

  • Understand the importance of resource management within the Fire and Rescue Service
  • Understand how resources are managed within the Fire and Rescue Service
  • Know how to manage personal resources

1 Understand the importance of resource management within the Fire and Rescue Service

Resources: The meaning of the word ‘resources’; types of resources available within the Fire and Rescue Service - financial, human, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and physical e.g. vehicles, equipment and property; importance of resource management eg limited budget, appropriate use of staff, ensuring quality and efficiency

Resource Management: reasons for managing resources - meeting present and future needs, managing change and development

2 Understand how resources are managed within the Fire and Rescue Service

Financial: funding sources e.g. public money, grants, and charity events; budgets; petty cash

Human: personnel e.g. fire service staff; managing human resources including ensuring operational coverage; shift systems; individual needs, team needs, task needs, equality and diversity considerations, training and development

Physical resources: vehicles; reasons for placement of different appliances and support vehicles; planning for vehicle maintenance including using reserve appliances; equipment - provision of technical equipment, programming repair and maintenance of operational equipment; equipment testing procedures; property-repair and maintenance of premises

Information and communications technology (ICT): ICT used by the Fire and Rescue Service e.g. telephones, computers, radios, pagers, mobile phones, electronic mail etc for staff; use of ICT

3 Know how to manage personal resources

Financial skills: managing personal money; review personal spending and saving patterns; different types of bank accounts

Managing multiple resources: resources for an event e.g. people, equipment, venue, budget, basic accounting

Grading Grid

In order to pass this unit, the evidence that the learner presents for assessment needs to demonstrate that they can meet all of the learning outcomes for the unit. The criteria for a pass grade describe the level of achievement required to pass this unit.

Grading criteria
To achieve a pass grade the evidence must show that the learner is able to:
P1explain the importance of effective resource management within the Fire and Rescue Service
P2identify and describe the effective management of 2 different types of Fire and Rescue Service resources and one personal resource
P3identify and manage a resource for a planned event

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Essential Resources

Fire Service Manuals/Circulars:

  • Fire Services Youth Training Association-Fire and Rescue Service Manual Youth Training and Development (Stationary Office, 31st August 2004) ISBN10- 0113412932
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