"We'd taken the view that it was when, rather than if, and had a high level of training in place, including a number of London firefighters trained at Texas A&M for anti-terrorist activities [and] building collapse," Knight told CNN. "We had taken new equipment and prepared ourselves, sadly, for this day. This day was the reality of that training, and firefighters throughout London came through it well."
Staci Semrad is an Austin-based freelance writer. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. (An earlier version of this story appeared in Texas Co-op Power magazine.)