The Geronimo Hotshots are an elite firefighting crew based out of San Carlos who spend most of the year on the road, battling the most intense wildfires in the United States. “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. There is a long history of firefighters in San Carlos Apache tribe and they are considered Warriors.

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