Roof displacement... or just cut the thing off?
I recently read an article in Some Other Fire Magazine about techniques for displacing a roof that has been smashed down onto a vehicle. It noted that simply cutting posts and removing it isn't always possible because the posts can prove difficult to cut after a crushing impact.
Not a week later, we responded to a rollover (end over end, per witnesses) MVC of a Chevy Trailblazer. We chose to cut all driver's side posts, make relief cuts front and rear, and flip the roof toward the passenger's side.
Speaking as the guy who did the cutting, I had no problems with any of the posts, including the A, which was most significantly damaged.
Has anyone had trouble cutting posts after a roof has been forced downward like this?