In the field with the Geronimo Hotshots, an elite crew of Apache firefighters who battle the biggest wildfires in the nation. Home for the Hotshots is on the San Carlos Apache Reservation in southeastern Arizona, where unemployment is high, and firefighting jobs are one of the few stable opportunities for work. “Your mom, your dad, your uncles, brothers, sisters, cousins—one of them probably fights fire,” says Squad Leader Jeff Belvado. The Geronimo Hotshots are one of seven Native American hotshot crews in the United States who are sponsored by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The film features GoPro footage from the Geronimo Hotshots’ 2013 fire season, shot by crew member Samson Belvado.
More about Mexico’s Red Cross/La Cruz Rosa volunteer medical services: Mexican Red Cross’ network of more than 42,000 volunteers and some 12,000 paramedics work in providing pre-hospital care services. On average, the Mexican Red Cross provides more than 1.3 million people with emergency ambulance services, free of cost, every year. This equates to Mexican Red Cross responding to eight out of ten ambulance calls. Source: Mexican Red Cross ambulance service and volunteers bridging the healthcare gap