I sent an email to Russell Grossman (IABC conference presenter and blogger) to check on him following the terrorist bombings in London. He agreed to let me post his reply to let everyone know that he is ok.

From: Russell Grossman
Sent: Friday, July 08, 2005 2:07 AM
To: Keefe, Tom
Subject: London Transport Emergency

Tom, thanks for the thought.

Was a very busy day as we brought our full emergency plan and comms into operation. We continued into the night. As people are so dependent on the Tube in London we had to provide help for thousands of staff stranded at work. Also for people on rota getting in etc.

But we have practised this a number of times in drills every 6 months since 9-11 – we’ve been expecting something like this to happen for a bit. Thankfully it’s not ‘dirty’ bombs. That’s the real worrier.

The 38 dead and many more injured is terrible, of course but every time this sort of thing happens more lingering is the fear of using the system period kicks in with many people.

My daughter was caught on a stuck tube yesterday but she’s OK thankfully but now more wary of using the system.