The Bond's Firefighting program is a cooperative program through the South Carolina Fire Academy and the SC Department of Education and we also partner with the City of Greer Fire Department. Students that complete the two (2) year program will have the National Fire Protection Association Firefighter 1 and 2 nationally recognized certifications. During my tenure at the City of Greer, I saw the benefits of the Boy Scouts of America Exploring Program, which allow us to train young men and women as firefighters, many of these went on to become volunteer and paid firefighters in our department and other fire departments, so the students are also members of Greer FD Explorer Post 103 and Skills USA, both of these organizations have competitions that we can participate in and they also provide scholarship opportunities to its members in addition to Leadership Skills.