Dennis Costin, District Fire Chief with The City Of Boston Fire Department. Command of Special Operations for Hazmat/WMD. Tasked with developing and delivering applicable training to Boston first responders as well as first responders within the UASI which includes 8 abutting communities. We work closely with our public safety partners in developing IAPs for special events including parades, rolling rallies, regatta's,sporting events at fixed venues etc. We are fortunate to have a lot of experience in protecting major sporting events as our 4 major sports teams have won a total of 12 championships and numerous other trips to the finals in the last 17 years. We will explore how the approach in protecting these events has changed and why.