The Mass Emergency Response topic contains stories about large-scale attacks or threats, often involving terrorism, active-shooter situations, or bombings. Such events require several departments and agencies to respond to the same incident, making clear communication a priority.
Three people are reported dead and as many as 170 others are injured following a series of explosions that erupted near the finish line at the Boston Marathon on Monday. The FBI zeroed in on two suspects, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed in a shootout, and his younger brother Dzhokhar, who is in custody. - Full Story
In this week's update, Dave Smith talks about several LODDs that were caused by heart attacks in the past weeks, the hostage crisis in which 4 firefighters were held captive, and a stabbing rampage at a Texas community college that left 14 students wounded.