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Toledo firefighter Bill Bruss passes by drying firefighting clothing hung inside the truck bay Tuesday at the Station 9 firehouse in South Toledo.

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Toledo firefighter Alan Campos washes chicken as he prepares to make dinner at the Station 9 on Tuesday.

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Toledo firefighters respond to a call from an ill person. The unusually cold weather has forced firefighters to contend with calls from people unable to reach hospitals on their own because of snow and made it harder for their trucks to get to people in need.

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Toledo firefighters to respond to a call from an ill person direct their truck backwards after it was blocked by a pickup parked on the street.

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Toledo firefighters Graham Johnson, left, and Alan Campos, right, head into a home to respond to a medical call.

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Toledo firefighter Bill Bruss wades through the snow to carry a medical pack into a home.

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Toledo firefighter Bill Bruss, left, talks with Capt. Tom Phillips, right, during a medical run in South Toledo.

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Toledo Fire Department Capt. Tom Phillips fills out paperwork in the truck after responding to a call from an ill person.

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Toledo firefighter Graham Johnson climbs back into the truck to escape the freezing cold on a medical call.

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