Check out the top ten list of firefighter calendars for 2011 right here on the Fire Critic. This years is a mixed list of male, female, and coed firefighter calendars!
Last year, I posted a top ten list of female firefighter calendars (link). That single post has remained the most visited article on the Fire Critic. For several reasons, this years is simply titled top ten firefighter calendars for 2011. Basically, it wasn’t fair to single out just the female calendars. I have plenty of readers who are female and many might enjoy the mens/coed calendars.
One thing I did notice both last year and this year was how many calendars did not return this year. This includes last years winner. Another thing is the quality of the web sites showcasing the calendars. Some of them are just terrible. Others are pretty decent.
Feel free to leave comments on your favorite calendar whether it is included or I left it out.
10. NSW Firefighters Calendar
NSW Firefighters Calendar - By purchasing this firefighters calendar helps, raise money for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Burns Unit. These firies have a huge passion for their job and a large amount of strength and heart.
The firefighters 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 Proceeds go to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Burns Unit and World Firefighters Games.
These Firies are a dedicated fundraising team. The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Burns Unit has been given over $47,000.00 by these firefighters over the last 5 years.
The N S W calendar has only been running for a few years and it is getting bigger and better every year. Please help by supporting our firefighters and helping ease the pain and suffering of children who are unlucky enough to be hospitalized through a burns injury.
9. New Zealand Firefighters Calendar
New Zealand Firefighters Calendar – The Calendar has now been in production for 21 years, and has a well established and dedicated following, throughout its history. Every year Firefighters from around the country raise their hands to become part of what is now a New Zealand tradition. 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 our charities.
The Child Cancer Foundation has been the principal recipient of a donation for the past 18 years, and we have proudly donated to them over $500,000.
Orders are now being taken for the 2011 Edition. The 10 dollar price tag still remains, so get your while they are hot (off the press).
8. Toronto Firefighters 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 and all of these events go directly to the Fire Fighters’ Cancer Research Fund.
The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation is grateful for the continued support and commitment of the firefighters and The Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association in the fight against cancer.
7. South Florida Firefighters Calendar
South Florida Firefighters Calendar - When firefighter Luis Espinosa attended the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) bi-annual convention in 1990, he was excited about networking with other firefighters and learning new techniques for rescuing members of the community who find themselves in danger. He had no idea he was about to be inspired to take lead on a new form of community service in South Florida. The spark which ignited the idea for one of the most successful charity firefighter calendars to date happened during an IAFF convention trade show. Members of the Houston and Vancouver Fire Departments were exhibiting their firefighters calendars, raising money for various charities.
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 commodity that was destined to light fires in the South Florida public and raise awareness of important community issues. To date the non-profit organization has 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.
South Florida Firefighters Calendar on Facebook
6. Club Fire Girls
Club Fire Girls - They are the real heroes in the daily strife for survival: the firefighters. Keeping people safe from fire and rescuing them from dire situations and catastrophes which might otherwise cost lives.
FireGirls is a homage to the men and women who risk their lives for us on a daily basis.
For the FireGirls Calendar, the most successful firefighters’ calendar for the last 10 years, the astonishing FireGirls plunge into the firefighting action. Only the most experienced and fire-crazy models get the highly sought after predicate of “FireGirls”. The shootings take place at some of the most beautiful locations and amazing settings in the world.
In the center of the action: the utilization of real world equipment and genuine firefighting settings. The high quality of the imagery makes the FireGirls Calendar a unique worldwide endeavor.
5. Firehouse Dolls
Firehouse Dolls – Firehouse Dolls is firefighter owned and operated. Our Calendars and DVD’s feature Beautiful Female Firefighters, EMT’s, Paramedics. Dispatchers and any Pretty Girl associated with the fire/rescue service. Paid and Volunteer!
A portion of the sales of our products are donated to random volunteer fire departments. The models go to trade shows every year to sell and autograph our products. Please look for the models at the next trade show you are attending.
It is not just professionalism and expertise that set our staff apart. They also have a strong commitment to to the fire service, to the quality of their work, and to the customers we serve. Loyalty and relationships link Firehouse Dolls’s staff and, in turn, link staff to customers. Their work is more than a job; it’s a dedication to promoting women in the fire service.
4. WSCFF – Washington State Firefighter Calendar
WSCFF – In 2003 we were told that our calendar was the number one selling fire fighter calendar in America. That was a statement we could neither prove nor disprove, but we do know it is sold in every state and continues to have a good following.
We have funded many worthwhile burn research programs and have expanded our mission to include sponsoring children with burn injuries to a week long summer camp, provide funding for smoke detector programs for low income and elderly residents, sponsored a fire safety museum and burn prevention kits for new mothers. Many of the research projects we supported have gone on to get national funding in amounts much greater than we could ever provide. Our calendar continues to be our number one source of income and we plan to continue producing it as long as we have fire fighters willing to donate their time to the cause.
We welcome the support of companies and individuals who would like to be a part of our efforts to reduce the pain and suffering of those who have sustained burn injuries as well as supporting burn prevention programs.
WSCFF on Facebook
3. Fired Up For Kids – Colorado Firefighter Calendar
Fired up for Kids – 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. For more information about The Children’s Hospital Burn Center, visit www.tchden.org.
2. Girls on Fire
Girls on Fire (NSW) – We are a group of professional firefighters from across the state who after much deliberation, decided to produce NSW’s first ever female Fire-fighter’s calendar!
The main aim of this year’s calendar is to raise enough money to send the Firey Felines – a soccer team made up of professional firefighters from NSW – to compete at the World Police and Fire Games in New York, 2011. These games will also coincide with the 10 year commemorations for September 11.
The team has also chosen two charities to donate 10% of all funds raised. These charities are The Burns Unit at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, and MND Free – helping to prevent hereditary Motor Neuron Disease.
Another aim of the calendar is to promote awareness of women in fire-fighting and other emergency services. This amazing group of women embody what it means to lead a fit, healthy and active lifestyle.
1. America’s Female Firefighters
America’s Female Firefighters – Americas Female Firefighters has participated in many events across the country. We don’t just sell calendars. We work with the public to educate and inform about burn victims. We have also volunteered time to appear in Television Series: Parenting & Beyond- Fire Safety Series
- AFF donates calendars to injured troops currently at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC and to Tampa James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa FL.
- Our ladies sponsor and bring our most precious calendar girl “Tatianna” to Brave Heart’s Camp in Indiana. The ladies of the calendar also volunteer their time and expense to travel to Indiana to serve as counselors at the camp for a week for the last 4 years.
- Plan and run a “the firefighter teen challenge” at Brave Heart’s Camp for all the kids to see what their real life heroes do.
- Donated 10 sets of bunker pants to People’s Burn Foundation for the kids to use at camp while doing the challenge.
- Organize, prepare and have designed a book of poetry and drawings from the kids and counselors who attended Brave Heart’s Camp, and have 500 copies printed to be disbursed at the Ice Ball in Indiana.
- Attend Engine 260 Muster in Milford CT to help them raise money for the Milford Recreation Department Handicap Children’s Programs
- Formed a calendar girl team to walk in the Breast Cancer Walk in Ft. Lauderdale to help raise funds and awareness- was special to us because one of our own is a survivor of breast cancer.
America’s Female Firefighters on Facebook