Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon

On April 15th,2013 Chief Dan Linskey was the Incident Commander for the Boston Marathon. He oversaw the response to the bombings, including the evacuation of the injured, securing of the scene and the stabilizing of the city while overseeing the investigation which was being conducted by the FBI, Boston Police, and State Police. He was the first commander on scene during the April 19th shootout in Watertown Massachusetts that saw terrorists exchanging gunfire and throwing bombs at responding officers. He was the incident commander who oversaw the unprecedented lockdown of the metropolitan Boston area and the manhunt that lead to the arrest and capture of the terrorists responsible for the Marathon bombings, in one of the largest and most complicated law enforcement events ever. Chief Linskey’s presentation will take the audience on leadership Journey through the April 15th, 2013 terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon. The presentation starts with the planning and training exercises that helped mitigate the loss of life on Boylston Street.

The presentation will include the leadership, tactical, and logistical challenges in the immediate response to the bombings as well as those developed during the investigation and subsequent manhunt for the terrorists. The program will develop many lessons learned from the Boston Marathon Bombing response and numerous other major critical events that can be used to help prevent loss of life during other catastrophes, while providing the audience insight into the emotional toll suffered by, and the heroic actions of the First Responders.

Chief Linskey has presented this program to numerous federal, state, and local law enforcement, fire, EMS, home land security, and military organizations throughout the United States and internationally.

May 11, 2018 – 0830 to 1700
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