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SUWANEE, Ga. -- One week ago, a call for help took a dramatic twist, leaving five brave Gwinnett County firefighters at the center of a standoff inside a Suwanee home.

Fortunately, all five were able to walk away. The standoff ended when a SWAT team shot the suspect, Lauren Brown, dead.

The firefighters sat down with 11Alive News to describe the day that changed their lives forever.

More coverage of the standoff:
* Firefighter: Gunman planned to kill hostages
* Gunman who took firefighters hostage killed after standoff
* Photos of Gwinnett hostage situation