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June 10, 2013

Response to Boston bombings puts spotlight on Hub EMS

Boston Herald

BOSTON — Cities around the world are reaching out to Boston’s Emergency Medical Services crews, hoping to learn more about the department’s heroic response to the Boston Marathon bombings.

“They’re saying, ‘Hey, can you come out and be on a panel? That way, people in the audience can ask as many questions as they want,’ ” Boston EMS chief James Hooley told the Herald about the flood of invitations from New Jersey, California and even ­Munich, Germany.

Boston’s quick-thinking EMTs and paramedics landed in the international spotlight after taking just 18 minutes to get all the injured people out of the blast zone after the twin bombs went off April 15 near the Copley Square finish line.

Full story: Heroic 18 minutes put spotlight on Hub EMS