DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Local kids got a chance to train with Dothan Fire Department at their yearly firefighter camp this week.

Dothan fire held their 2nd annual “Family Firefighter Camp” at the Wiregrass Public Safety center on Monday.

This event allowed kids to get an inside look at the life of a firefighter. Kids ages 9-12 were able to participate in the fire services and experience what it’s like as first responders.

The training began with the kids being able to practice putting out fires without there being an actual fire.

As their training continued, the kids were taught how to handle various situations until first responders arrive. They learned how to perform CPR, how to stop bleeding, and other first aid practices to help in the event of an emergency.

In their last bit of training, they were able to properly learn the use of a rope/zipline, and how to safely move people from building to building in the event of a fire or other emergencies.

The kids had a blast but also learned fundamental skills that will stay with them through their lifetime, Dothan fire states.

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