It is that time of year where I rank the top ten male firefighter calendars for the upcoming year. While this task is daunting, the reward is ranking the female firefighter calendars which will come out soon after this one. As you can imagine, there are more male firefighter calendars out there than female. Each year they get better and better…and each year some great charities (typically burn foundations) receive a lot of money from the profits of these calendars.
I commend each of the men depicted in these calendars for taking the time to get fit or remain fit for the calendar. I know it is hard work. Thank you for all of the calendars who sent in a calendar for review…it makes this process easier.
If your department has a calendar, it helps if you send one to us for judging. Contact The Fire Critic at FireCritic@FireCritic.com
Previous Top Ten Calendar articles are here:
Top Ten 2013 Male Firefighter Calendars, Top Ten 2013 Female Firefighter Calendars, Top Ten 2012 Female Firefighter Calendars,Top Ten 2012 Male Firefighter Calendars, 2011 Top Ten Hot & Sexy Firefighter Calendars, 2010 Top Ten Female Firefighter Calendars
Created by: West Yorkshire UK Firefighters
Info: We have now released our 2014 calendars and we are also proud to announce our Red Hot Sirens ladies calendars, both of which are now available to purchase online! Red Hot Dates 2014 is the official West Yorkshire Firefighters calendar. It costs just £5 (£8.50 including postal delivery), with all money raised going to The Fire Fighters Charity, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Prostate Cancer UK, Breast Cancer Care and the Laila Milly Foundation. Please see the links below for further information on each of the charities we are supporting this year.
Yorkshire Air Ambulance- www.yorkshireairambulance.org.uk
The Laila Milly Foundation- www.lailamillyfoundation.org.uk
The Fire Fighters Charity- www.firefighterscharity.org.uk
Prostate Cancer UK- www.prostatecanceruk.org/
Breast Cancer Care- www.breastcancercare.org.uk/
#10 in 2013, #10 in 2012, #9 in 2011
Created by: New Zealand Firefighters Sports Association
Info: The New Zealand Firefighters Sports Association (NZFSA) would like to thank you for your support of our firefighters and our sporting endeavours. A donation of at least $1 per calendar is made to a very welcoming charity every year.
We are very proud to be able to continue our 24 year relationship with the Child Cancer Foundation in 2014 also. To date, the NZFSA has donated over $748,000.00 to charities, as well as generating a great deal more through media promotions, advertising, and brand awareness. For more information on our involvement with these charities, please visit our charities page for an overview of our relationships and media coverage.
#5 in 2013, #8 in 2012
Created by: Vancouver IAFF Local 18
Info: 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.
Please visit our Charitable Society section of the web site for upcoming events.
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.
#4 in 2013, #6 in 2012, #8 in 2011
Created by: Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association (TPFFA)
Info: The 12-month wall calendar features spectacular photos of real Toronto firefighters who dedicate their lives to protecting our communities and responding to emergencies. Every purchase and donation made to The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation through this calendar will benefit the Fire Fighters’ Cancer Research Fund at The Princess Margaret.
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.
#3 in 2013
Created by: HPFFA Local 341 and Houston Fire Department
Info: The Fund receives the majority of its revenue through the sales of the Houston Fire Fighters Calendar. To date, the fund has raised over two million dollars directly through the sale of the calendars. We welcome donations to our fund. If you or your organization is interested in helping us help children in our community, contact us online. The Houston Fire Fighters Burned and Crippled Children’s Fund is a 501(c)3 charity.
The Houston Fire Fighters Calendar has been published since 1992! As always, the proceeds from the sale of this calendar go to help children who are burned or injured in our community.
Created by: Saskatchewan Professional Fire Fighters Association
Info: Since 1974 the Saskatchewan Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund has raised over $6 million to purchase equipment for our two provincial state of the art Burn Units; one at the Regina General Hospital and one at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. We also fund the Saskatchewan Professional Fire Fighters Hyperbaric Chamber at the Moose Jaw Union Hospital.
#5 in 2012
Created by: Tucson IAFF Local 479
Info: The Tucson Firefighters Association calendar is a non-profit calendar benefitting a number of local charities throughout Southern Arizona.
#9 in 2013
Created by: Kansas Firefighters Museum
Info: Many of you joined us in our journey two years ago as we produced the very first Kansas Firefighter Calendar benefitting Coats for Kids and the Kansas FIrefighters Museum.
With the birth of Coats for Kids, we discovered there was a silent group in our community with great needs - families who were experiencing layoffs and dramatic losses of income, who did not qualify for aid. We reached out to local school social workers, teachers, local support agencies and firefighters to help us identify kids. We referred them for our special “shopping day with a firefighter.” Last year we served more than 500 children in Kansas.
#1 in 2013, #2 in 2012, #3 in 2011, #7 in 2010
Created by: Colorado Firefighters Calendar
Info: Founded in 2011, by a group of visionaries who wanted to do more for burn victims in the community and raise fire safety awareness, the Colorado Firefighter Calendar is compromised of a volunteer board of directors who plan and produce the calendar, calendar events and child safety educational programs. Firefighters from around the state volunteer time to raise funds, attend events, educate children on fire prevention and increase awareness for the Children’s Hospital Colorado Burn Center and other centers around Colorado. These men and women represent one of the noblest professions and the calendar serves as a tribute to firefighters and the people they serve. Net proceeds received from the sale of calendars and special events will directly benefit the Children’s Hospital Burn Center and centers across the state.
#2 in 2013
Created by: Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Cenre
Info: The HotStuff Calendar began in the late 1980’s. It was created as a fundraiser to raise awareness for the Calgary Firefighters cherished charity, the Calgary Burn Treatment Centre. Larry, a firefighter and photographer organized and produced the early years of the calendar.
The firefighters who modeled for the calendar were originally selected as part of the Ladies Night Out event. They would do runway work and entice the female audience for their vote. Now the selections are made from volunteers. When there are more than 13 good-looking guys, we double up a few of the months as a bonus for the women buying the calendar.
The calendar has changed its look and size over the years and even had one edition that was black and white. The graphic designers have worked hard to give the calendar a strong look that goes beyond the normal calendar page.
In the last few years the Firefighters Museum Society Calgary have been supplying the old fire trucks and props used in the backgrounds. These guys are great, giving interesting histories on the gear used. Many of their stories have made it into the little side notes sprinkled throughout the older calendars.
The Hotstuff calendar has won many awards for its design and photography. It is considered one of the best firefighter calendars available and is hotly anticipated each year.
Below are some of the other calendars for the year.
Honorable Mentions: 2014 NYC Firefighter Calendar, 2014 FDNY Calendar of Heroes, Southside Firefighter Calendar, Tulsa Metro Firefighter's Calendar, New South Wales Firefighters Calendar, Colorado Springs Firefighter Calendar, Edmonton Firefighters Calendar