Years back when I was in the Air Force, we were with Country Fire Authority fighting a fire in East Gippsland,Victoria.
Working from a water tanker truck, with a couple of hoses run out, the wind changed direction. Shites were trumps, we put axes thru
the hoses and got the ell out-a there in the truck. We had singed eyebrows and the truck's paintwork had bubbles in it.
Never heard of Spydercos then. Any Spyderco serrated knife would have been handy to cut thru the canvas fire hose.