The task that includes activating local resource requirements is the task of order and acquiring, the second step of the resource management during incidents.


Resource management is an effective process of planning and allocating the resources in order to maximize their efficiency when it is needed. For instance, there may be included such resources as inventory, production, natural and financial supplies, information technology, and social skills.

In which case is it needed to activate resources and maximize their effectiveness? First and foremost, it is a case of an incident, when something goes wrong and not according to the plan or happens unpredictably. That is where the order and acquiring task comes as one of the most significant steps. Particularly speaking, it is the second step in solving an unexpected problem. On the whole, order and acquiring is a process that goes after the evaluation of damage and types of the needed resources. One of the crucial steps there is activating local resource requirements, if available. In case of requests for resources that cannot be satisfied locally, the claims are sent to the nearest locations. Before that, the management is to deal with such issues as types of resources that are needed, their characteristics, ways of transportation, and so on. The system of control that is responsible for handling most of such cases is called the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

Among others, the step of the order and acquiring is utterly significant and, consequently, the process of activating local resources requirements is very substantial as well.