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Emergency Communications Case Study: Emergency Communications During the Response to the Boston Marathon Bombing

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

This analysis by the US Department of Homeland Security looks at the emergency communications systems used in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon Bombing. In 2010, the Office of Emergency Communications made recommendations to the marathon on how to improve their communication abilities for future events. This report goes through the changes made, how they were used during the bombing, and further lessons learned.

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