The El Paso Fire Department offers a media class for representatives from the local media annually. This training helps both the media and the department learn about each other. The class teaches how the fire department operates on an emergency incident, some techniques that we use and why we use them, fire department terminology, and dangers involved at the fire scene. The journalists also get to participate in some firefighting drills so they get first hand experience of what it feels like to be inside a burning structure. After completion of the class, the journalists are given a certificate and jacket listing them as Certified Fire Journalists. This allows them certain privileges at the fire scene since they have undergone the training.