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UF Professor Says Emergency Planning Showed In Aftermath Of Boston Bombing

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 11:42 AM

While no one wants to imagine events like what took place in Boston this week ever happening, for a select few their job is to be prepared for the worst imaginable situation.  EMA and law enforcement take part in drills to be ready, and the University of Findlay's Tim Murphy, the chair of the Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health Program, says that practice paid off this week for first responders... (Audio Info)

Murphy says three Boston hospitals were already on standby for people who suffered injuries from the actual marathon itself, and thus were ready for the injuries caused by the bombings.

Everything down to the smallest detail is covered in disaster planning... (Audio Info)

Murphy says that allows people who need help to find the right people more quickly, and also helps emergency responders find who they need to coordinate with.

Murphy adds that since the Oklahoma City bombing, EMA crews have also learned how to preserve a crime scene... (Audio Info)

Murphy says now that everyone has a digital camera, many of the photos collected by investigators can also be used to show where evidence was at the scene of the crime.

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