SOURCE: e.Republic


September 18, 2013 06:00 ET

Boston EMS to Receive National Emergency Management Disaster Preparedness Humanitarian Award for Its Exceptional Response to the Boston Marathon Bombings

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Sep 18, 2013) - Emergency Management will present the 2013 Disaster Preparedness Humanitarian Award to Boston Emergency Medical Services for its excellent response to the Boston Marathon bombings.

Boston EMS' incredibly efficient and text-book response to the incident is a testimonial to its frequent disaster preparedness training and exercises, as well as mutual aid partnerships. Boston EMS Chief James Hooley and his team cleared the scene of all bombing victims in 18 minutes. Because of personnel's speedy response, every victim who was transported to a local hospital survived.

Join Emergency Management as we honor these hometown heroes and learn firsthand about the department's response efforts.

Last year's recipient of the Humanitarian Award was the University of Denver Hospital Medical staff for their response to the mass shooting incident in Aurora. 

Who: Chief Hooley will provide an after-action report on the bombing and how Boston EMS and volunteer citizens managed this mass casualty event with such proficiency. 

What: Boston Emergency Management Summit

When: September 26, 2013

Where: Boston Convention and Exhibitor Center -- 415 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210

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