MassDOT Secretary & CEO Jeff Mullan and Highway Division Administrator Luisa Paiewonsky joined local, state and federal senior leaders in transportation and public safety in May to discuss emergency response preparedness in case of terrorism at the Senior Leadership Seminar in Boston.
The Seminar reviewed the National Incident Management System, including how first responders have agreed to establish a Unified Command Structure and a new notification protocol in the event of a regional evacuation.
MassDOT’s ongoing emergency preparedness program includes strengthening the relationship between transportation agencies and public safety agencies during an emergency according to Homeland Security standards.
The seminar follows a table top exercise in December 2008 and a First Responder Workshop in March 2010. Follow up exercises are planned for September 2010 and February 2011.
Seminar participants included representatives from MassDOT, MBTA, Massport, Executive Office of Public Safety, State Police, Mass Emergency Management, FBI, and Boston Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services.
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Longfellow Bridge: “Salt and Pepper” Towers Work posted on Mar 26
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