Courtesy David Rogers, Director of the Australian Firefighters’ Calendar
We’ve profiled Ryanair flight attendants and their calendars, ex-Air Comet crew with theirs to make up for lost wages when the airline went bust, and now it’s the turn of the Aussie firefighters, who are releasing the 31st edition of their famous calendar series.
The charity calendars, which have raised over A$3·4 million for Australian charities to date, feature 25 firefighters for 2024, with six editions: Dog, Cat, Horse, Mixed Animal, Classic, and Hero.
Three guest firefighters from the US and Canada also appear alongside their Aussie counterparts from the aviation, military and urban services.
The firefighters say theirs is the most popular calendar in the world and adorns walls in over 90 countries.
The calendar also highlights Australian wildlife and conservation.
Charity partners this year are the Queensland Koala Society, Kids with Cancer Foundation, Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital, and Safe Haven Animal Rescue. Other groups benefiting from the proceeds include Wildcare Inc., Fauna Rescue of SA, Native Animal Rescue, CAVFA, Best Friends Felines, All Breed Canine Rescue Inc., and Healing Hooves. For the third year running, the calendar will also benefit US charities in return for the support US fans have shown. These are the Rescue Rebuild programme, and the Florida Wildlife Project.