Dothan fire fighters are training to better protect residents of the Wiregrass. A 56-hour school on hazardous materials is taking place right now.
Fire fighters are learning to wear protective gear to protect their skin from potentially hazardous liquids.
They are also learning to stop leaks on various cylinders, and are learning the different types of scenarios where this type of training would be useful.
“It makes us proficient at handling spills and it gives us hands on experience cause without this it's just all books,” said David Harrison of Dothan Fire Dept.
When this round of training is completed Monday, all Dothan fire fighters will be certified hazmat technicians and will be prepared to assist with any hazardous material spills in the area.