Some high school students learned a valuable lesson outside the classroom this morning.
Students at Lexington's Eastside Technical Center got an up close and personal lesson in haz-mat training.
Today's lesson was part of the homeland security class offered by the technical center.
The students tried on haz-mat suits and received hands on training from the Lexington Fire Department.
The class is for students who know they want to pursue a career in law enforcement or emergency services.
This is the third year of the partnership between the class and the fire department.
A hands on activity is held each week during the fall semester.