Things are heating up at Belfast International Airport, which is why when the idea of a slightly risqué fundraising calendar was mentioned there was no damping down their enthusiasm to strip off….
All sixteen volunteers - male and female - from Belfast International Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Service wanted to show off their best attributes … helped by flames, aircraft and an assortment of specialised firefighting equipment.
The intrepid bunch aren’t afraid to flex their pecks. They were all willing to remove their kit for a good cause, and have nominated local children’s charity Cash for Kids. Cash for Kids support local disadvantaged children throughout Northern Ireland all year round, and last year during their Mission Christmas campaign provided gifts for over 8,800 children across NI who would otherwise have woken up with nothing.
Under the direction of Watch Commander Evan Taylor assisted by firefighter and keen photographer, Jim McGann it wasn’t long before the guys and girls were showing their enthusiasm to become models for a day……
Evan said: “I’ve seen a few firefighter calendars before, most using models so I wanted to make an exciting calendar with REAL Airport Firefighters showing them off in their working environment.”
“Not only were the firefighters willing to strip off for the photos, but they were delighted with the chosen charity which makes such a big difference.
“The project has been great fun, with a strong team ethos, and with the help and support of everyone involved, we’ve produced an exclusive Real Firefighters Calendar that won’t disappoint!”
“It was a lot of fun making the calendar with a great group who weren’t in the least bit camera-shy or reluctant.
“The photos are all in good taste with no need to ring alarm bells or switch on blue flashing lights. The calendars are on sale at £10 each and you can buy your copy at www.coolfmco.uk/calendar or at Belfast International Airport.
“We’d like to raise a few thousand pounds for Cash for Kids NI. Bearing all, well almost, gave us great laughs with some of my colleagues practicing their handwriting for the autograph hunters.”