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Boston Marathon Bombings: The Positive Effect of Planning and Preparation on Response

Topics: Commercial Facilities & Mass Gatherings, Emergency Management, Homeland Security Theory Policy and Practice, Terrorism,

This document prepared by the Lessons Learned and Information Sharing division of the Department of Homeland Security provides an analysis of the multi-agency coordination efforts after the Boston Marathon Bombing. It looks at the response plans already in place and pre-established coordination centers which allowed first responders and emergency managers to coordinate their efforts.

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