When we were kids we all wanted to be a firefighter at one point or another. We wanted to wear the outfits, ride in the trucks, be a part of a team, extinguish the flames and be a hero. Well, hotshots are some of those heroes. They go into the most dangerous conditions to protect nature and communities that are threatened by wildfires, as depicted in the upcoming movie Only the Brave, in theaters October 20th, which is based on the inspiring untold true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots.
The name “hotshots” comes from these firefighters being the ones who go directly to the hottest parts of a fire. When it comes to firefighting, the Hotshot crews are arguably the most elite.