Photos: Boston EMS providers stationed in, around marathon course
Police officers, firefighters and providers from other agencies also are on site
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.
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As personnel report for duty at the finish area, Chief Hooley joined the Boston Marathon BAA medical team briefing to welcome them and extend gratitude for their service, helping the city, EMS and healthcare community. #BostonMarathon2023 #BostonStrong pic.twitter.com/IJOskUxwDe— Boston EMS (@BOSTON_EMS) April 17, 2023
The Prodigy team is proud to be volunteering at the #BostonMarathon2023 capturing footage for future online medical training. Thanks to Chris Troyanos for the invite. Good luck to all the runners! #EMS #eventmedicine #Boston127 #bostonstrong @bostonmarathon pic.twitter.com/EBfKujyskG— Prodigy EMS (@ProdigyEMS) April 17, 2023