DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Dothan High School students got the opportunity to learn from first responders.

Over the last two days, students learned how to handle active shooter drills, first aid, and CPR training.

The two-day event was held at the Wiregrass Public Safety Training Center. It was designed to prepare students for intense situations should an emergency occur.

During the CPR training, students competed against each other to see who could give the best chest compressions on the CPR dummy, and one student came away victorious.

“Again what you learned Tuesday and what you learned Monday, again we hope and pray that you will never have to put that into action, but if you do, hope you are prepared for what happens if the situation comes up,” Dothan Police Captain Jason Penn said.

This is the first time the event was held at the Wiregrass Public Safety Training Center. DCS hopes to hold this event again with the first responders in the area.