At hospitals, training for disasters put to test

70 intense minutes
Around 3 p.m. medical staff in the 13,000-square-foot tent, already packed with runners suffering from dehydration and hypothermia, made a smooth transition to also treat bomb victims. A well-oiled machine from years of experience, the team worked tirelessly over the next critical 70 minutes.
Right after the explosions
The medical tent was located on Dartmouth Street, just after the finish line.
Inside the medical tent
The tent is divided into 20 stations, each with eight cots and a professional medical team.
Teams help runners, victims
Bomb victims not requiring intensive care are treated in one of the 16 medical sections, then released or sent to a local hospital.
Where victims were taken
Victims where sent to seven different facilities in the city of Boston

Runner's World, Boston Athletic Association, City of Boston, Dr. Sushrut Jangi, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

James Abundis, Javier Zarracina/Globe Staff

Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
One free article left. Subscribe now →
You have one free article left. Get UNLIMITED access for only 99¢ per week. Subscribe now →
Last free article. Subscribe now →
This is your last free article. Get UNLIMITED access for only 99¢ per week. Subscribe now →
We hope you've enjoyed your free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Get Today’s Headlines every morning and breaking news as it unfolds.
Please enter a valid email
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of