It seems that the LAS is back to normal. No hospitals are closed, the Underground is recovering and the buses are pretty much back to normal.
London isn't in fear, and we don't seem to be hanging Muslims from lamposts. Instead we are dealing with it, and getting back to normal. This shows the resiliance of Londoners no matter the faith, ethnicity or class.
I think Mayor Livingstone summed it up best when he said,
“I want to say one thing: This was not a terrorist attack against the mighty or the powerful, it is not aimed at presidents or prime ministers, it was aimed at ordinary working-class Londoners,” Livingstone told reporters.
“That isn't an ideology, it isn't even a perverted faith, it's mass murder,” Livingstone said. “We know what the objective is. They seek to divide London.”
Now it is up to the nurses, physiotherapists, medical applications, therapists and all the other allied services to take over the long term and continuing healing process. These people are often forgotten but have a vital role in saving life and function.
Once more the blogsphere provided up to date news as well as reporting on what the mainstream media was saying.
We have a highly unofficial messageboard, there have been a lot of messages of support. Here are a few excerpts (all unedited).
The LAS and its sister services did a stupendous job today. I doubt if any city in the world could have mounted a similar response. The press talk about heroism. I'd rather talk about professionalism, organisation and effectiveness.
The street level emergency may have wound down, but a lot of our healthcare friends and colleagues are still working hard to save the lives and assure the recovery of the many victims.
I was involved in the incidents from start to finish and can honestly say no matter how much we moan and whine , it all “came together ” today , be it the LAS , the LFB , the Voluntary services , hospitals , the DSO's and AOM's we slag off , the met , the MOD plod , BTP, private amb services helped out, Miat teams , medical teams , HEMS , london buses who conveyed walking wounded , the GP's and district nurses who set up treatement centres in schools, joe public who gave out food to 999 personnel , the outer county services who responded to assist and anyone else i may have missed.
I might regret this , but i can actually say i was proud to work for the LAS today
I've been on duty all day out in the 'burbs in south london. We've been listening in on ch9 most of the time. To those involved you have my total admiration for a job superbly done, you're all a credit to this service.
I have to say I have never seen a service as organised as the LAS were today. I offered to go to work and when I arrived there was absolute calm and proffesionalism amongst every rank.
To be honest I thought it would be a nightmare but I was proved wrong. How well everyone did was astounding and a credit to the service.
Well done all involved and especially well done to all in CAC and gold control for organising what can only be described as a massive operation.
Also, well done for all the Tech, para's, ECP's and TQAT's. You can feel very proud all of you.
Thanks also to all the outer counties that assisted. Cheers Boys and girls. Your efforts will not be forgotten.
Just got home. It was a bit of a bugger out there today.
Drink. Shower. Drink. Sleep.
Talk to you all later…
Well done folks – went as well as could be expected.
well done all those who attended today, and well done to CAC on channel 9.
was listening in, and communication was second to none.
Phone link went down to one of the recieving hospitals,
CAC put out G.B for any crew at hospital to relay blue call info.
I am proud today for the Service I work for.
We all moan, we have grips about what now seem trivial matters.
Many of us came together for what was a horrendous and cowardly act of lunacy.
Everyone deserves a large pat on the back safe in the knowledge you all did a fantastic job.
(If anyone wants their comment taken down, let me know)