The Valley Hispanic Bomberos, a nonprofit group made up of Hispanic firefighters, is rooted in culture and tradition with the goal of protecting their communities while mentoring others to join them in the fire service.
The organization is made up of roughly 1,200 members, and for many of them, they serve the same communities they grew up in.
“As our organization, we like to focus on the neighborhoods that most of us grew up in, you know – I grew up in Maryvale,” Vice President of the Valley Hispanic Bomberos Greg Morales told KTAR News 92.3 FM.
Morales prides himself in organizing and leading community events in neighborhoods with large Hispanic populations.
Those events vary from drowning prevention, car-seat safety and anything that the firefighters can help educate their communities about.