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Volume 16 Issue 4 (December 2008), Pages 173-224

A Command Gap? A Practitioner's Analysis of the Value of Comparisons Between the UK's Military and Emergency Services' Command and Control Models in the Context of UK Resilience Operations (pages 186-194)

The ‘Gold, Silver and Bronze model of incident command incidents equates to hierarchical levels of command and managerial control termed ‘Strategic, Tactical and Operational’, respectively. However, the military, NATO wide, are more used to a system that defines Strategic, Operational and Tactical. Author contends that the systems are fundamentally different in scope and function, and a fuller and more complete understanding of the nature and purpose of each system is needed before they can be effectively reconciled with each other to the extent that they might become operationally useful in the field of civil emergency incident response, and the potential for an operational failure can be eradicated. A model is offered that seeks to address these issues.

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