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Peru´s Bomberos 

Volunteer firefighters risk their lives, expecting nothing in return. In Peru, almost every crew receives no funding from the government. They fight fires. They respond to head on collisions. They worry about the lives in their communities. Often, they wonder if their equipment will fail them. They press on. “I’m doing my patriotic duty, you know?” Kenny Flores, a volunteer firefighter in Lima, Peru told NPR’s podcast Radio Ambulante, “It’s a way … for us, to try and make the country better.” His first helmet was from the 1980s. All… Read More