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Gold–silver–bronze command structure

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Gold Strategic
Silver Tactical
Bronze Operational

A gold–silver–bronze command structure is a command hierarchy used for major operations by the emergency services of the United Kingdom.

Some practitioners use the term strategic–tactical–operational command structure instead, but the different categories are equivalent.[1] In some cases, the national government (via the Cabinet Office Briefing Rooms) will assume ultimate control and act as a "platinum" level.[2]

The effectiveness of elements of interoperability and communications with this structure have been called into question by the Pollock Report of 2013.[3]

See also



  1. ^ "London Emergency Services Liaison Panel: Major Incident Procedure Manual 8th ed (accessed 5 Dec 2014)". Archived from the original on 2009-08-08. Retrieved 2005-10-05.
  2. ^ Alejandro López-Carresi (2012). "42". In Ben Wisner; J.C. Gaillard; Ilan Kelman (eds.). Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management. Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK: Taylor & Francis Books. p. 509. ISBN 978-0-415-59065-5. Viewed 21 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Emergency Planning College Occasional Papers New Series Number 6" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-12-17. Retrieved 2014-11-03.