Alice Firefighters spent Thursday brushing up on their hazmat skills at the Public Safety Training center on South Stadium.

With the help of Texas Engineering Extension (TEEX) and the Texas Governors Division of Emergency Management they were able to refresh their training for Hazardous Materials responses.

This is an annual training conducted for firefighters so they can remain prepared to handle emergencies that arise.

Dressed in their full gear and yellow hazmat suits, the firefighters participated in several real-life situations prepared.

The team uses this opportunity to test their equipment and make any updates needed.

All firefighters in Alice are trained to participate in a hazardous material release responses at different levels.