Look closely, was there something our guys forgot to do? No, the problem is not with the face shield being up. Since an incident several years ago where a hydraulic line burst and sent two people to the hospital with caustic fluid in their eyes, the use of face shields has been discouraged. The rescuer is using eye protection in the form of Uvex glasses, which not only provides superior eye protection, but looks cool! The problem is all of that glass flying. It seems our wonderful rescue technicians failed to remove the safety glass from the door and when they started bending the door with a hydraulic tool, BOOM! No one was injured, but it sure taught our guys a lesson. Not only was there danger from the flying glass fragments, but the glass was part of the strength of the door. Once the glass disappeared, the door opened freely.

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