DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The Dothan Police and Dothan Fire Department stopped by the Boys and Girls Club Friday afternoon and met with local kids.

According to DPD, over 50 kids attended this event and were eager to ask each department lots of questions about their careers.

Both departments were able to build a bond with kids who attend the Boys and Girls Club on South Alice Street in Dothan.

DPD adds community outreach events are a chance the department has to build a connection with kids they call “awesome.”

During the event, the kids learned both fire and police techniques, with hopes they would take the new learned knowledge home with them and teach others.

Officials and staff were able to allow the kids to tour the fire truck and police car and had the opportunity to ask questions about first responders.

This event allowed kids to learn various procedures done by each department, but most importantly those first responders are their friends and are there to help during any situation.

Dothan Police Department’s next community outreach is the Dothan Housing Authorities’ “National Night Out” on August 2nd, from 6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m.