FLUVANNA COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- For the last decade, school safety has been at the forefront of many minds.

On Sunday at Fluvanna County High School, there was training for first responders including firefighters, EMTs, and police.

They worked together with staff to simulate situations to understand and develop a plan to make sure they are able to handle it to the best of their ability in case a dangerous situation occurs in a school. 

“Research throughout all of the all different instances that have happened in schools have said that minutes matter and in particular the responder’s ability to minimize loss of life,” said Superintendent Dr. Peter Gretz.

The idea of the training was first brought up by a school board member as tragedies continue to happen throughout the county. 

Organizers are planning to continue this training and update the plans over time as technology continues to develop.