The Boston Marathon Bombings
Lessons Learned for Saving Lives


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Following the twin bombings at the Boston Marathon and a dramatic search for the suspects, the city’s emergency preparedness and response systems have been credited with saving lives. This Forum event, focused primarily on the immediate aftermath of the bombings, revealed the sometimes surprising underpinnings of a successful emergency preparedness system and shared hard-won lessons applied and learned.

The Forum is pleased to share that Mary Clark, Director of the Emergency Preparedness Bureau, Massachusetts Department of Public Health and HSPH alumna, and Boston responders in the audience also made remarks.

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