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Fri Apr 26, 2013, 10:14 PM

Marathon medical tent became Triage center

The 25-year Army veteran knew right away what had happened. Having served in the Special Forces in Iraq he had heard his share of explosives and knew this was not a gas main explosion. “I had heard IEDs before, I told my wife you stay right here, you stay right with me.”

Within minutes first responders were bringing wounded, from what seemed like a war scene, into the medical tent. People of all ages with shrapnel wounds and traumatic amputations began flooding the medical tent which fast became a triage center for the 200 to 300 medical volunteers at the finish line.

“Because these explosives were full of metal and glass, people were just shredded,” said Davis, who mentioned that one of the causalities from Monday's explosions, a woman in her 20s, died in the medical tent, one of her legs completely shredded from the explosion.


“Obviously we weren't set up for something like that, it happened so fast.” The medical personnel saw approximately 50 people over the next hour and half, triaging the injured as quickly as possible.

“The good thing to tell you the truth is we had so many [medical] people there, we would triage them right away and push them out as fast as we could.”



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Thank you to the nurses and doctors that were there. They reacted. They set up a Triage and a makeshift morgue. Their powerful and quick response saved lives. I bless their spirit and their dedication to saving lives. I have heard from people there that rumors were, that the Prudential Tower had bombs planted. The tower rose over their heads, they stayed, despite the threat.

Thank you Boston.

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sheshe2 Apr 2013 OP
Cha Apr 2013 #1
sheshe2 Apr 2013 #2
Cha Apr 2013 #4
freshwest Apr 2013 #3
sheshe2 Apr 2013 #6
freshwest Apr 2013 #7
ChazII Apr 2013 #8
freshwest Apr 2013 #9
ChazII Apr 2013 #10
uppityperson Apr 2013 #5
calimary Apr 2013 #11
sheshe2 Apr 2013 #12

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 10:47 PM

1. So grateful there were so many Medical people there that

they were able to Triage so many victims. They were brave souls.. especially those "volunteers who were struggling" with being thrown into a mass casuality attack situation.

thank you, she, for reminding us of the Strength that was put into action immediately after the two bombs were ignited by remote control.

Such sniveling cowards.

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 11:13 PM

2. The images are not clear, Cha.

However it tells the story of what happened.

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I heard that one doctor did four amputations in one day. They were the most critical. The others that are for the moment non life threatening, they are trying to wait, so the patient has a say to amputate the limb. Fourteen limbs destroyed that day. Dear God.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 11:47 PM

4. Yes, this really happened. As horrific a scene as it was

I think it's important to know what they went through and how unbelievably strong and courageous they were for our Boston Marathon bombing victims.

Just reading those words, "fourteen limbs destroyed that day", and knowing of the deaths of Martin, Krystal, Lu, and Sean, should be sufficient knowledge to know why the Gov asked people to stay inside their homes..and for the Police to do thorough searches of their houses.

They wanted this to end.

thanks She, for the valuable knowledge.

Boston Strong~America Strong

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 11:37 PM

3. Incredible town you live in, Sheshe. I can't imagine that much expertise in one place so fast.

It's a marvel in itself.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 11:58 PM

6. Most of it has to do with the Marathon, freshwest.

There is always a team there to treat dehydration, trauma, heart attacks et al! Always, yet they did not expect this. My sister, knew six that were there, she worked with them. One of the nurses had been doing this for 25 years. They did what they do best. They reacted and they saved lives.

to the best medical team ever!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 12:02 AM

7. Agreed!

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Response to freshwest (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 12:04 AM

8. Not only are the medical tents along the route

there are tents at the end for the runners. If you ever have a chance to help at a marathon it's an incredible experience.
There is no blessing in this tragedy but at least there is more medical help at the end of the marathon than along the route.

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Response to ChazII (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 12:15 AM

9. The only thing I've done was long bike runs and the medical people drove along the sides.

We were grateful to see them for the major part of it which started at midnight. It was only a few hours before we hit the turnabout to go back to town.

Not really a contest, just a few hundred people. Later we paused at a restaurant to chat, then left to bike ourselves to our homes before sunrise.

It's always uplifting to be with so many people doing the same thing together.

Comraderie. Boston has it.



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Response to freshwest (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 12:37 AM

10. I do not run or even bike

but I help out with the Neurofibromatosis Endurance Team (they run for a cure) and like I said I have been at the end and along the route. Your ride sounds like a wonderful experience. Yes, seeing the medical folks is a welcome sight and marathons, triathlons do bring communities together.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 11:53 PM

5. k&r for those who helped.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 12:54 AM

11. Still just stunning and bewildering.

Thanks for posting this, sheshe2!

I can't imagine the fortitude - the courage - the FOCUS - of these medical people, when all Hell was breaking loose upon them! They are heroes. Seriously. "Look for the helpers." Good advice from Mr. Rogers (and his mom)!" I'm just stunned. Still. Lo these many days later. It's just so incomprehensible what happened - and why someone(s) felt motivated to do this. And then you think of the rapid response people - how instantly they snapped to attention, how they put concerns for their own safety aside and charged ahead. After all, who knew what on earth might happen next? They just plowed forward, immediately tending to the urgent business at hand. I just marveled. Horrified. But one just stops and marvels at that. Thoroughly surreal.

I love the series "M*A*S*H" and there are so many scenes in which the cast of Army medics abruptly shifts gears and - where a second ago they were hanging out in the mess tent or busy with other activities and the minute more wounded are announced in the compound, ZOOM! There they go, zero to 60. No - zero to 600! And all business.

They are marvels. Every last one of those first responders, rapid responders, triage workers, and all the other helpers. Marvels ALL.

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Response to calimary (Reply #11)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 08:56 PM

12. They were/are Marvels.

Thank you for your kind words, calimary.

sheshe2

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