You Make the Call #A0015 has been posted online and is getting surprising results. Almost 1,400 rescuers have taken the challenge of this incident.
I'm very surprised that over 650 rescuers got the first decision point wrong. When asked what assignment they would have their rescue crew do next, most sent their crew to do a 360. That's not appropriate for the CREW to do. That is something that would be done by the Rescue Sector officer instead.
It is very interesting to see that 75% of those participating thus far in the scenario chose to attack the hinges as their Plan B when the latch side attack was not working. That is a good decision and something that should quickly be considered anytime you encounter these plastic door panels.
When asked for a Plan B when the door opening job is 'going South', I thought it was interesting to note that 16% of those participating would go to total roof removal next. With the advent of recip saws into our rescue tool inventory, roof removal is becoming more and more popular and this response from those participating just reinforces that notion.
If you haven't gone through this latest You Make the Call, you should. The firefighters on scene that night came up with a very novel solution for continuing their attack on the latch end of the plastic door; an idea you may want to put under your helmet for when its your turn out on the street.