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"For us it's the opportunity to help our fellow brothers and sisters," said Captain Ryan Zelazny with the Fort Worth Fire Department.

In this family, they step in even to the line of duty in a different place.

"Stepping into someone else's truck with different equipment and different surroundings. It's intimidating to say the least," said Zelazny.

Firefighters from Fort Worth are among dozens from the region manning Houston Fire Department stations on Wednesday so those who want to pay their respects to Captain Bill Dowling get a chance.

Before hitting the streets of Houston, crews are briefed and go through scenarios.

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