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Photos: Boston EMS providers stationed in, around marathon course

Police officers, firefighters and providers from other agencies also are on site


The elite men’s group began running the Boston Marathon on Monday.

Photo/Mary Schwalm/Associated Press

By Leila Merrill

BOSTON — Boston EMS providers are staffing their assigned units and stations for the 2023 Boston Marathon.

James Hooley, the head of Boston EMS, told NBCBoston that EMTs will be deployed both on foot and on bicycles along the race route, with ambulances standing by for transport.

The Boston Police Department is utilizing both uniformed and undercover officers on site, according to a press release from the mayor’s office.

Boston firefighters will also be patrolling the race route and can respond to incidents. The department is staging specialized units in the event of emergency, including for Tech Rescue, HazMat and Decon.

Coastal Medical Transportation Systems is also providing transports, bike teams, tactical EMS providers and other personnel.

First responders prepared for the event for months.

The marathon was bombed 10 years ago.


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