Volunteer Firefighters Conference

Volunteer firefighters from all over the state spent the weekend putting their training to the test at Westgate Park in Dothan.

They competed to see which fire department could get its gear on fastest.

There were also hose relays and contests involving buckets of water.

While it was a lot of fun, firefighters say the contests are valuable because they help the volunteers sharpen their skills.

It was part of the Annual Alabama Association of Volunteer Fire Departments Conference that was held in Dothan this weekend.