Australian Firefighters Take Off Their Shirts Again And Pose With Adorable Animals To Raise Funds For Charities

As we near the end of 2023, we look ahead to the next year – or at least to the reveal of the most popular calendar filled with Australian firefighters and adorable animals.

For the past 30 years, actual Australian firefighters have been taking off their shirts for good causes. They pose alone and alongside furry animals to create calendars to help several charities.

Over $3.45 million has been donated to charities from calendar sales and they don’t plan to stop anytime soon. It all started in 1993 to raise funds for research into childhood burns for the Children’s Hospital Foundation. The calendars continue to support this charity as well as animal and wildlife rescues, including Greater Good Charities’ Rescue Rebuild.

The support from Australian Firefighters Calendar will help rebuild a tortoise rehab enclosure at South Florida Wildlife Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Zach Baker, VP of Pet Programs for Greater Good Charities, said, “Greater Good Charities is hugely grateful for the continued support from the Australian Firefighters Calendar! Funds raised from the calendar sales will support a renovation at a wildlife rehabilitation facility by our Rescue Rebuild program this November. Thanks to this generous donation, this facility will be able to care for more animals and protect endangered species that are vital to our ecosystem.”

Over the past three decades, the firefighters have acquired quite the following and people around the world anxiously wait for the next year’s calendar. Well, the wait is over.

Australian Firefighters Calendar took to Instagram to share teasers from the calendar photo shoots which included the shirtless hunks playing with kittens, dogs, and other wildlife.

There are six different calendars for 2024 featuring firefighters alone, with dogs, cats, horses, and other wildlife. You can purchase them here.

Meet some of the firefighters featured in the calendars and learn more about them in the video below.

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