First Responders Get Lesson in Preparedness

First responders from across Nebraska gathered at the Ralston arena Tuesday to learn more about how to deal with emergencies and disasters.

Retired Boston Police Chief Daniel Linskey, who was in charge at the time of the Boston Marathon bombing, talked to the audience about lessons learned during that terrorist attack. One thing the chief stressed was preparation.

Linskey said, “If you don’t plan, you don’t train beforehand, when the bombs go off or the crisis presents itself, if it’s the first time you’re thinking about it, you’re not going to have an effective response.”

The Metro Chiefs Association, the Sarpy and Douglas County Sheriff’s office and the Ralston Police Department hosted the event.

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