Red Deer firefighters raised almost $42

Red Deer firefighters raised almost $42

Firefighters calendar raises $42,000

Red Deer firefighters raised almost $42,000 for charity from beefcake calendar sales.

Red Deer firefighters raised almost $42,000 for charity from beefcake calendar sales.

All proceeds will go towards the Red Deer Firefighters Children’s Charity to support local charities.

The 2013 calendar was launched October 2012 and 1,900 calendars were sold.

Red Deer Firefighters Children’s Charity and Local 1190 spearheaded the project and $41,900 was raised.

“We were so happy that the calendar has been such a success. It was difficult getting the idea off the ground as it has been such a long time since we have done one, but our members have really embraced it,” said Dan Henschel of Red Deer Firefighters Children’s Charity.

“We hope to do more in the future to help support local charities.”

For more information, visit www.reddeerfirefighters.org.