In the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings, the city’s community effort probably set a new standard for response to a mass-casualty incident in an urban setting. A new report from The Conference Board of Canada, The Response That Was #BostonStrong, examines results of the Board’s Centre for National Security study tour to Boston to learn from those who responded to the bombing. Many of the lessons learned in Boston are applicable within the Canadian context of building resilience to a range of emergencies.
Join us as we explore key findings of the study tour and bring the 48‑page report to life. Find out how emergency management officials, designated response organizations, and the public dealt with the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The emergency response to that incident was successful and validated years of deliberate preparation and active learning from others. Dr. Satyamoorthy Kabilan, Director of the Conference Board’s National Security and Strategic Foresight, will share key lessons learned from the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings, many of which are applicable to broader emergency management and the Canadian context.