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TOLEDO (WTVG) — They’re on standby, waiting for the signal to roll out.

Eight members of Toledo Fire and Rescue have packed up their gear.

They’re officially on standby until authorities in both Ohio and Texas give the O.K. to leave.

Chief Luis Santiago says each member of the team has a skill set that will be put to use in the flooding and the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

“The firefighters with Toledo fire department, they’re just special people,” said Chief Santiago. “You know, this is just another example where there’s help needed, there’s people that are stepping over each other wanting to be deployed. So it’s, this is right up their alley. This is their passion.”

The team will be self-sustaining, living out of their gear while helping out.

Right now, they are simply waiting for the greenlight.

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