Drills That Readied Boston Hospitals, EMS for Bombings Face Funding Cuts

Dr. Paul Biddinger was at a medical station near the Boston Marathon's "Heartbreak Hill" on April 15 when his pager went off, notifying him of the bombs at the finish line, five miles away. Biddinger, who directs emergency operations at Massachusetts General Hospital, was standing next to someone from Boston Emergency Medical Services and someone from the state health department as they got similar calls. They'd drilled for this moment, using actors pretending to be patients, paint bullets...Full Story
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