It's o'crap time. Do you know where your equipment is?
In every career, not excluding ours, there are times when things hit the fan and four letter expletives somehow reinforce the urgency of the situation. With this in mind, here are some stories that are food for thought.
In an undisclosed county jail commercial power to the building was lost by a car striking a utility pole. Normally the generator would have kicked in and taken care of the job. Unfortunately the generator was down (11 hours) for repairs (a part was to be replaced the following morning).
The jail had a couple dozen flashlights, but only five flashlights were found working and in good order. The good guys still won in end, but their jobs were much harder.