We are The Valley Hispanic Bomberos, an organization of professional fire fighters and associate members. Our professional membership is comprised of firefighters from departments throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area.
The Valley Hispanic Bomberos was established in 1986 by a group of Phoenix Firefighters who worked in the Downtown area. In an effort to educate the neighboring community, the firefighters hit the streets going door to door talking to residents about fire safety and prevention. Community outreach programs were developed, such as smoke detector walks, and a successful water safety/drowning prevention campaign that helped Phoenix’s Maryvale neighborhood, which was once dubbed the “Drowning Capital of the World”, see its lowest number of drowning incidents in just two short years.
This grass-roots effort grew to include a mentorship program to help young men and women achieve a career in the fire service. Los Bomberos’ mentorship program lays a solid foundation to prepare its members to continue to achieve and maintain high standards of public service. The program includes supporting education through multiple scholarships awarded annually to high-school and college students.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we count on continued financial support from private donors and businesses to advance and strengthen efforts in our community outreach and mentorship programs.