Worldwide tributes for London Fire Brigade: tributes and messages of support and thanks have poured in from all over the world for the professionalism displayed by the London Fire Brigade in dealing with the horrific aftermath of the bombings on July 7.(London Bombings)

OVER 40 FIRE ENGINES AND OVER 200 firefighters were at the four incident scenes of the London bombings within minutes. London Fire Brigade Commissioner Ken Knight said: "Thank you to everyone who has taken the time and effort to acknowledge the magnificent achievement of our staff. Firefighters, control staff and support staff were all magnificent in the aftermath of the bombings, as the people of London would expect.

"I am sure their professional response made a crucial difference to the people who were injured or trapped. In addition, the partnerships which we have developed with other emergency services, in preparation for an event such at this, worked extremely well. …

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