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Bronze

The title of a function (the others are Gold and Silver) adopted by each of the emergency services (police, fire, ambulance, emergency medical) in the event of major incident (mass disaster) in the UK, which is role, rather than rank, related.

Bronze is used the same way as “operational” in other emergency plans. Bronze controls and deploys the resources of their respective service within a geographical sector or specific role and implements the tactics defined by Silver. As the incident progresses and more resources attend the rendezvous points, the level of supervision increases proportions. As senior managers arrive they will be assigned functions within the Gold, Silver and Bronze structure.
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It has formed clumps and is behaving as an enchanting perennial, with soft pink tufts held on 60cm stems, dressed in oval leaves, each marked with bronzy splodges.
Others, like geraniums, marigolds and lobelia, are more able to stand the cold, but their leaves may turn black, or be bronzy coloured, if the nights are cold.
At this market, the trend is that "we're seeing a lot more metals," Edelist said, with more brushed aluminum and cold-rolled steel in contemporary design, and warm, bronzy, flame-treated copper in the transitional market.
This strain does not have the distinctive bronzy green leaves of the original, but it is identical in all other respects, even the same flavorful dark red fruit.
While the clusters that I saw in Costa Rica were always green, Harry reported that some of the Ecuadorian plants had "strikingly bronzy red foliage".
Here recall that "Gouveia" was given as the locality for the peculiar anatase specimens of a few years ago, wherein steep bipyramidal crystals in parallel growth form loose, cathedral-like groups, many tinted a bright bronzy brown by rutile patinas (see my report from the 2003 Costa Mesa Show in Mar.
Sugar's Platinum is an oversized shiny silver and pink compact with mirror that features shimmering pressed powder for an instant faux-glow with sheer, bronzy powder with glittering flecks of silver and gold.
palmatum Dissectum is the most widely available which produces green foliage through the main season, turning a majestic bronzy yellow in autumn.
He hybridized 'About Face,' a grandiflora with deep golden and bronzy orange-red petals, which was named one of four All-America Rose Selections winners for 2005.
Her colors are of a muted metallic nature, like bronzy brown, rusty green and gray.
In general the gardens were veiled in the thinly dusky yellows and coppers and bronzy purples of mid-autumn; however, to the left of the roadway, darker and more opaque patches of growth were to be discerned.