It’s one way of thinking about the crisis we’re currently in. Everyone is dealing with a bin that’s on fire. Everyone is in a situation that’s completely new to them. Everyone has moved into crisis mode.
For fire safety officers, a burning bin would not, we’d hope, be a problem. They’re trained to deal with that sort of crisis. They’ve practised how to react, been through numerous training scenarios and would be able to think straight as they calculated the best response to the burning wastepaper bin.