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Focus on Marathon and Mass Event Security

Training Pre- and Post-Boston: How the Bombing Affected Event Security Training

After the Boston Marathon bombing in April 2013, authorities put together a project management team made up of representatives of the agencies that responded to the incident to review the response and provide an after-action report. The analysis highlighted the strong relationships and successfully unified command structure that led the response to the bombings.

Scalable Event Management, Phoenix Style

As Phoenix, Arizona, has grown in population, so too have the events it hosts. We spoke with the Phoenix Police Department’s emergency management commander about how the city plans for and prepares to manage security risks during mass events.

Timeline: The Boston Marathon Bombing and Response

On 15 April 2013, two bombs were detonated near the finish line as runners in the Boston Marathon completed their routes. We take a close look, using investigators’ after-action reports, at what happened that day and the security incident response that followed.

Fast Facts: 9 Tech Advances in Incident Response

In testimony before the U.S. Congress, the former Boston police commissioner during the Boston Marathon bombing shared technology advancements that are changing how security practitioners respond to incidents at mass events.