Acquiring, storing, and inventorying resources are indeed part of “Comprehensive Resource Management” within the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
Comprehensive Resource Management is a core component of NIMS and involves the systematic and efficient management of resources during incidents. It encompasses various activities, including the identification of resource requirements, resource allocation and tracking, resource ordering and acquisition, as well as resource maintenance and demobilization.
Under Comprehensive Resource Management, acquiring resources involves the process of obtaining the necessary personnel, equipment, supplies, and facilities to support incident operations. This may include procuring resources internally or externally, depending on the situation and available options.
Storing resources refers to the proper organization and maintenance of resources in a centralized location or multiple locations, ensuring their accessibility and readiness when needed. This may involve establishing and managing storage facilities, inventorying resources, and implementing inventory control measures.
Inventorying resources within Comprehensive Resource Management involves keeping track of available resources, including their type, quantity, condition, and location. It helps incident managers maintain an accurate picture of resource availability, monitor usage, and plan for resource replenishment or redistribution as necessary.