Broadside: First responders reflect on attacks

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April 17, 2013, 7:12 pm
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(NECN) - Three first responders joined Jim Braude on Wednesday's edition of Broadside to discuss the emergency response to Monday's attack on the Boston Marathon.

"As first responders in the city of Boston, we took an oath to protect the people," said Edward Kelly, the president of the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts.

"We did this, I think, in a little under two hours," said Boston Police Detectives Benevolent Society president Gerry Sanfilippo of the $50,000 reward for information he helped set up. "In two hours, we had everything put together."

"We had prepared for a planned disaster," said paramedic Len Shubitowski of Boston Police Patrolmen's Association EMS Division, who explained that such preparations take place every year for the Boston Marathon. "But we also rehearse other things, similar scenarios, at various times through the year and over the years."

Watch the attached video for the full interview.

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