Buffalo, NY (WBEN) With a little more than a month to go before Buffalo's marathon, race organizers say they will be talking about ensuring security.
About a dozen Buffalo Marathon staffers were at Boston's marathon, to get ideas on security, safety and other matters. One such idea in Boston was incorporated last year. "They have what's called an emergency command center, and we've patterned our center similar to Boston's," says John Beishline. "We will be in touch from start to finish, and we should be ready for any emergency that may happen."
Beishline says Buffalo Police help with traffic patrol, and also have volunteers from the Erie County Sheriff's Office in uniform.
Could an explosion like in Boston happen here? "The thought has crossed my mind," says Beishline. "It has with things happening around the world, and we do prepare for emergencies, anything," says Beishline.
Beishline says heat and water have been the biggest issues in the past few years, and there's an emergency water plan.
The events of Boston will lead to talks to prepare for security at the Buffalo Marathon, notes Beishline, which will be held May 26th.