In my earlier post about firefighter calendars, I only feature female firefighter calendars. This post is all about male firefighter calendars. It is really inspiring that these firefighters, both male and female, are doing their part for charities on top of saving lives and putting out fires.
The followings are some of the hottest male firefighter calendars.
NSW Firefighters Calendar
This firefighters calendar helps to raise money for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Burns Unit and World Firefighters Games, with The Children’s Hospital given over $47,000.00 by these firefighters over the last 5 years.
The calendar not only supports a very worthy cause but it also helps support community awareness and promotes the health and fitness of firefighters in N S W and A C T Fire Services.
The N S W calendar has only been running for a few years and it is getting bigger and better every year, helping to ease the pain and suffering of children who are unlucky enough to be hospitalized through a burns injury.
New Zealand Firefighters Calendar
This calendar has now been in production for 21 years, with a well established and dedicated following. The calendar allows firefighters the opportunity to proactively fund-raise to assist them in their international sporting endeavors, as well as raise a substantial amount of money for charities.
The Child Cancer Foundation has been the principal beneficiary for the past 18 years, having received over $500.000 from the proceeds of this calendar.
Toronto Firefighters Calendar
The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation has partnered with the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association in the fight against cancer by raising funds to support cancer research at Princess Margaret Hospital.
The Fire Fighters’ Cancer Research Fund was established in 1998 to raise money for Princess Margaret Hospital. Since inception, almost $1 million has been raised for this fund. The hospital benefits from a variety of annual firefighters’ fundraising events including the Rob Penney Memorial Slo-Pitch Tournament, Ross Forfar Memorial Golf Tournament, Toronto Fire Fighter Magic Show, and of course, the popular Toronto Fire Fighter Calendar. 100% of proceeds from the calendar go directly to the Fire Fighters’ Cancer Research Fund.
South Florida Firefighters Calendar
When firefighter Luis Espinosa attended the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) bi-annual convention in 1990, he was inspired to take lead on a new form of community service in South Florida. Members of the Houston and Vancouver Fire Departments were exhibiting their firefighters calendars, raising money for various charities. That ignited Espinosa to start a charity firefighter calendar.
As a former model/actor in South Florida, known as a Mecca for fitness and modeling, Espinosa thought he could easily find firemen whose looks would be in demand for such an endeavor. He worked hard for two years, learning how to create a charity, find and work with pro-bono professional photographers, graphic artists, printers and volunteers as well as sponsors.
By 1992 he had created a hot calendar that was destined to one of the most successful charity calendars, having raised over $240,000 to benefit charities such as the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Habitat for Humanity’s Hurricane Andrew Fund, Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities, Neighbors 4 Neighbors, Best Buddies, Cystic Fibrosis, Safehaven for Newborns and Here’s Help.
WSCFF – Washington State Firefighter Calendar
This calendar has funded many worthwhile burn research programs and have expanded its mission to include sponsoring children with burn injuries to a week long summer camp, providing funding for smoke detector programs for low income and elderly residents, sponsoring a fire safety museum and providing burn prevention kits for new mothers.
Fired Up For Kids – Colorado Firefighter Calendar
Fired Up For Kids is a Denver-based nonprofit organization that creates and produces the Colorado Firefighter Calendar. Firefighters from all over the state of Colorado donate many hours of their time each year to help Fired Up For Kids fundraise and raise awareness for The Children’s Hospital Burn Center. These men and women represent one of the noblest professions, and this calendar is a tribute to them as well as the children they help every day.
Fired Up For Kids donates all proceeds received from special events and sales of The Colorado Firefighter Calendar to The Children’s Hospital Burn Center. The burn center is committed to providing the highest standard of burn care to neonates, infants, children, and adolescents up to 21 years of ages in the Rocky Mountain region. To date, Fired Up For Kids has raised more than $375,000 for patient care, education, equipment and research.