Data Sharing During the Boston Marathon Bombing

A review of the Boston region’s CAD data sharing plat form in operation during the Marathon Bombing incident and how it enabled better and faster emergency response from the perspective of the Brookline MA Command Post

On April 15, 2013, there were 26,839 people entered in the event. At 2:50 p.m. EDT, nearly three hours after the winners crossed the finish line, two explosions occurred about 200 yards apart on Boylston Street, in approximately the last 225 of the course. The race was halted, preventing many from finishing. Three spectators were killed and 264 people were injured and treated at 27 local hospitals.

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