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August 29, 2013

Listen: Boston EMS radio traffic offers inside look at bomb response

BOSTON — Every year after the Boston Marathon, James Hooley, the chief of Boston Medical Services, and his colleagues begin a review of how things were handled so they can adjust, adapt, and improve.

Brendan Kearney, the department’s superintendent in chief, says it starts right after the race.

“Just a couple weeks after the race, there will be a regular after-action — how did it go, what worked, what didn’t. I think a lot of people think that everything’s the same, but every year there’s something different about it, either security plans, or different patient treatments. And then everything we learn at the Marathon we incorporate into our other plans,” he said.