The Office of Resource Management is tasked with the day to day management of the department’s assets. The mission and goal is to provide the resources needed to align the VBFD with the strategic goal of fostering a feeling of safety any place, any time. The Resource Management Office is staffed with a Battalion Chief with oversight of a Storekeeper Supervisor, two Storekeepers, a Mechanic II/Repair Technician, and a part time Delivery Driver.
Fostering a close working relationship with the Finance Department’s Purchasing Division and through a delegated procurement authority, the Resource Management Office procures all the needed consumable goods, supplies, equipment, personal protective apparel and uniforms for the department. The office adheres closely to the Virginia Public Procurement Act and National Institute of Governmental Purchasing guidelines to ensure the highest level of fairness and ethical standard in all procurements.
The Resource Management office complex is adjacent to the Fire/EMS Training Center located at 927 S. Birdneck Road. The complex occupies a 4,800 square foot warehouse bay, 2,800 square feet of office and warehouse space and a 1,400 square foot maintenance shop, “air room”. The complex is primarily used for receiving, packaging, and preparation of tools, equipment, and consumable goods for distribution to the 20 VBFD facilities, geographically spread throughout the city. The storekeeping staff is tasked with ensuring the emergency response staff in the operations branch has their needs met to include; medical supplies, firefighting protective apparel, fire hose, tools, office supplies, cook wear and janitorial supplies. The Resource Management maintenance section operates from a repair shop and “air room”, and is responsible for the maintenance, repair and testing of all self-contained breathing apparatus used throughout the CVB to include the Police, Sheriffs and EMS departments. Additionally, the staff is responsible for the maintenance and repair of 8 high pressure breathable air compressors, geographically spread through the system and the maintenance and repair of fire hose, nozzles, power saws, vacuum cleaners and a wide assortment of other items. The Resource Management staff maintains an up to date inventory of all capital assets and all department hardware, equipment, furnishings, protective apparel and other personally issued items.