Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, City of Boston, et al. (2014). After Action Report for the Response to the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings.
This after-action report is a review of response and recovery activities of public safety, public health, and medical personnel related to the April 15, 2013 bombings, the care and support of those impacted by the events in the following days, and the search and apprehension of the bombing suspects. It details how a “planned disaster” turned into a successful emergency response, featuring best practices, lessons learned, and recommendations for the purpose of assisting public safety, public health, and medical personnel involved in the response in further developing actions that went well, and taking corrective measures to address areas needing improvement.