Welcome to this years Top Ten Male Firefighter Calendars. Don’t worry men…The 2012 Top Ten Female Firefighter Calendars can be found here.
I do this as a public service of course… For the ladies!
Each year, the Top Ten Firefighter Calendar article grows a little bit more. In 2010, the list was merely female firefighter calendars. In 2011, it included both female and male calendars. Here we are in 2012 and we have split them into two lists of their own. Be sure to share this article with others. Remember…they are for great causes.
*if you have a calendar, be sure to notify me when yours comes out next year so it can be included. I still find it amazing at how difficult it is to find information on some of these calendars….
Past years Top Ten Calendars lists are below:
10. New Zealand Firefighters Calendar
Created by: New Zealand Firefighter Sports Association
Charities: The Child Cancer Foundation has been the principal recipient of a donation for the past 20 years, and we have proudly donated to them over $500,000.
The Calendar has now been in production for 22 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 fundraise to assist them in their international sporting endeavours, as well as raise a substantial amount of money for our charities.
9. Firefighters Calendar – New South Wales
Created by: QFRS
Charities: By purchasing this firefighters calendar helps, raise money for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Burns Unit.
These Firies are a dedicated fundraising team. The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Burns Unit has been given over $114,000.00 by these firefighters over the last 5 years.
Queensland firefighters are among the best in the world. They work with professionalism and dedication under difficult and stressful conditions. All too often they see people with painful and disfiguring burns received during a fire.
During a long history of supporting the Royal Children’s Hospital Burns Unit, Queensland firefighters have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help alleviate the pain and suffering of the children admitted each year.
8. 2012 Greater Vancouver Hall of Flame Charity Calendar
Created by: IAFF Local 18
Charities: The Greater Vancouver Fire Fighters featured in this years calendar appear at various fundraisers all with the purpose to promote the calendar in support of the Burn Fund and various other charities including the CKNW Orphan’s Fund.
Local 18 was pleased to donate $50,000.00 to assist in a room renovation at the Cancer Lodge in Vancouver in honour of cancer surviver Vancouver Fire Fighter Les Whyte. We were proud to be a part of the project which was was designed to commit to the Children and Citizens of British Columbia the re-building of a facility which will be a supportive place to stay while undergoing cancer treatment.
Over the past 25 YEARS the Vancouver Fire Fighters have raised over 1 million dollars for these charities. To all that have lent their support thank you.
7. Firefighters Without Borders
Created by: Firefighters Without Borders
Charities: Firefighters Without Borders has committed to a 3 year program that will see a team of professional firefighters travel to Honduras twice a year to train both the firefighters and community people in various life saving disciplines, and emergency preparedness principles. In addition to teaching people valuable skills, we will be teaching them to be instructors so that they may go back to community and provide training to others. This initiative will be implemented at the national, municipal and community level, and over the course of the program will reach thousands of people both directly and indirectly over the course of the program.
6. Toronto Fire Fighter Calendar
Created by: Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association (TPFFA) IAFF Local 3888
Charities: 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.
5. TFFA Tucson Firefighter Calendar
Created by: Tuscon Firefighters Association IAFF Local 479
Charities: The 2012 Tucson Firefighters Association Firefighter Calendar is a non-profit calendar benefiting a number of local charities throughout Tucson.
The TFFA gives $60,000- $70,000 back to the community yearly by supporting local organizations such as the MDA, American Cancer Society, Juvenile Diabetic Association and the Make-A-Wish foundation just to name a few. Every year we make 1500 Thanksgiving and Christmas food boxes for families in need through our Adopt-A-Family program. The TFFA raises money for its charity fund through various community events such as the Firefighter Chili-Cook-Off, Fill the Boot and the Firefighter Calendar.
4. FDNY Firefighter Calendar
Created by: FDNY
Charities: The only OFFICIAL FDNY calendar featuring REAL New York City firefighters! Get your calendar early! Each year the FDNY Firefighters Calendar is one of the nation’s most anticipated calendars. This year’s FDNY calendar of Heroes features an all-new crew of stunning photographs of actual New York firefighters. This NYC firefighter’s calendar captures the charisma, heroism and pride of New York’s “Bravest”. We all admire New York City’s Fire Fighters; now you can admire these Firemen every month of the year! Benefits the FDNY Foundation, support the Firefighters of New York by purchasing this great calendar. This is the only FDNY Calendar for 2012.
3. New Mexico’s Hottest Firefighter Calendar
Created by: New Mexico’s Hottest
Charities: The organization is for-profit and a portion of the funds raised are donated directly to charity.
Firefighters working in the State of New Mexico are invited to compete in the calendar competition.
Read more about the charities here
2. Colorado Firefighter Calendar
Created by: Fired up for Kids
Charities: Fired Up For Kids is an 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 a portion of the 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. For more information about The Children’s Hospital Burn Center, visit www.tchden.org.
1. South Florida Firefighters Calendar
#7 in 2011
Created By: Firefighter Luis Espinosa
Charities: Here’s Help, A Safe Haven for Newborns, Friends Forever Humane Society
The South Florida Firefighter’s Calendar is one of the most successful charity firefighter calendars to date. Our mission is to raise money for various local charities and raise awareness of important community issues.
More Info: To date the South Florida Firefighters Calendar 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.
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