Each year the FDNY Calendar of Heroes is put out by the FDNY Foundation.
It’s a charitable foundation supported by the sale of the calendars and other money raising activitites and the money raised is used to support firefighters in doing the best job they can to help needy New Yokers. For instance they run CPR classes for New Yorkers as well as helping senior and other activities.
This year’s calendar is vry special because one of the 41 female firefighters, out of the 11,000+ firefighters in New York, is in the calendar for the first time.
She’s Danae Mines of Engine Co 6 in the South Bronx and while the guys traditionally strip off their tops and make the grade based on their firm abs, Danae appears in a light grey singlet top, clad in her obviously open and winning personality.
She smiles warmly and happily but you can tell she’s all business when she’s on the job as she has on her full firefighters kit around her waist as do all the guys.
There’s quite a bit of comepetition among the guys to get photographed for the calendar and long months of dieting and frequent gym workouts are the order of the day. A lot of work goes into those glistening chests you see in the photographs.
As you can see in the video they do set feminine hearts a fluttering. But at the end of the day it’s all about helping the FDNY look after the New York community in every possible way. Thank you guys and gals of the FDNY, you do a great job.