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FERGUSON - Firefighters from all over St. Louis are stepping in to help in Ferguson.

Chief Floyd Renner, who has served the Dellwood community for 37 years, made a judgement call earlier this week to temporarily re-locate his staff to work from the command post. His fire house is just outside the Ferguson border where the protests have been taking place.

Chief Renner said there was a lot of activity across the street from the fire house on Chambers where a church is being used as a gathering place.

The Metro North Fire House worked from the command post for about four hours for what Chief Renner called a safety precaution.

He said they haven't received additional calls but are ready for any situation that might take place, be it in Ferguson or their own jurisdiction.

"Fire departments are here," Chief Renner said. "We're here 24 hours a day seven days a week to provide emergency services to the citizens that we protect. We know that they're our life and we hope that we provide the the protection and the security that they deserve."

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