ORLANDO, Fla. -

The Orlando Predators are teaming up with the Orlando Fire Department to learn how to save lives.

The Predators are training Monday at Fire Station 1 in downtown Orlando to get certified in CPR and the use of Automated External Defibrillators.

The Predator's chief operating officer believes the training will have an lasting effect on the Orlando community. 

"Emergencies arise when we least expect them, and I believe that it is imperative that people understand how to help each other in times of need. Our players will now have the ability to do just that, and they will be able to pass that knowledge on to others," Scot O'Farrell said.

The Predators will become the first professional Arena Football League team in America to have its players trained and certified in CPR and AED use.  The training is part of the Athletes for America national emergency preparedness program.