Years ago when I was captain on my volunteer company's heavy rescue, we received an "assist the police" call in a section 8 housing area. They were having difficulty in breaching the door of a drug dealer.
They had already worn themselves out trying to breach the door. I took the easier route of breaching the wall with our K12 saw. MUCH easier. We breached the wall in his bedroom (suspect was waiting for us in the living room with a sawed-off shotgun). Cops continued beating on the front door with their battering ram to keep him distracted.
Gunplay ensued - thankfully we were waiting off to the side with our trauma box.
All good. Badguy caught three rounds from the cops firearms. Cops were OK. Badguy lived (can't win 'em all
We demonstrated that sometimes its smarter to outflank the perp. And that sometimes the fire guys have good ideas in tactical situations.