The annual haz-mat refresher course is required for those who respond to toxic spills and chemical leaks.
Many of the technicians are already emergency responders or firefighters, but team leaders say it's important that the men and women practice a set of skills they don't use everyday.
Says Thomasville Fire Rescue Captain Tommy Benton, "In the event that we have an actual emergency, we can hopefully mitigate the incident as quickly as possible without any injury to emergency personnel or civilian."
Over 50 haz-mat technicians have been taking the refresher course, which includes hands-on practice, as well as a written test.
The course began last week and will wrap-up by this coming Wednesday.
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