I'm sure there is a SWAT team somewhere that might employ such a method ('burn 'em out'), but the mere idea that it might be regarded as a valid tactic by tactical teams in general is absurd.
The point is to get your guy- alive. Once you have him contained, its gravy. You sit, you wait. if it takes too long, you get paid overtime. Win-win, all around.
The LAST thing you want to do is try to force him into coming out via fire...because if he does so he will probably be doing so desperate, armed and non-incapacitated. Thats not a good combination.
The axe bites into the door, ripping a hole in one panel. The maniac puts his face into the hole, cackling gleefully, "Here's Johnny...erk."
"And here's Smith and Wesson," murmurs Coronach, Mozambiquing six rounds of .357 into the critter at a range of three feet. -Lawdog
"True pacifism is the finest form of manliness. But if a man comes up to you and cuts your hand off, you don't just offer him the other one. Not if you want to go on playing the piano, you don't." -Sam Peckinpah
"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." -Robert Heinlein