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The Australian Firefighters Calendar is Back for 2024

Is it getting hot in here?

The temperature is rising and our pulses have spiked. No, we’re not blaming El Niño and the end-of-year hustle, it’s this crop of frontline workers who’ve cranked our thermometers into overdrive.

Here, WHO introduces you to seven of our favourite hotties from the 2024 Australian Firefighters Calendars.

Whether you’re into a uniform or you like your heroes cuddling up to puppies, snuggling with cats, or even posing alongside a trio of meerkats at Australia Zoo, there’s a calendar for everyone. The six variations they have on offer this festive season each feature 25 gorgeous guys, so pick one up for your mum and your friends too.
And the best part? All proceeds go to local charities, such as ones supporting our wildlife and animal welfare organisations.

WATCH: Australian Firefighters Calendar 2024. Article continues after video. 

First established in 1993, the annual calendars have raised more than $3.4 million for various charities – and in its 31st year, the shirtless warriors hope you bring that total to $4 million.

Fireman Lloyd tells WHO he takes part in the annual calendar for a very simple reason: “I love being part of something that gives back to the community.”

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Mickey. (Credit: Australian Firefighters Calendar)

Mickey, 36

Why is taking part in the calendar important to you?
It’s a lot of fun. I like that the calendar brings awareness of animal conservation.

What qualities do you find most attractive in someone? Someone who is fun and loves excitement and someone that can also take a joke.

What’s your idea of the perfect date?
A day on the beach with my girlfriend Ella and my son Paris in Mykonos. My family is everything to me.

What’s your proudest achievement?
Without doubt, my son.

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Lloyd (Credit: Australian Firefighters Calendar)

Lloyd, 37

Why did you become a firefighter?
My two brothers are firefighters. Mum loves it.

How do you stay fit?
I train every day, even when I’m at the station.

What’s your idea of the perfect date?
Taking my boat and my wife out for a day on the Great Barrier Reef.

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?
A surprise party from the guys at the station for my 10-year anniversary as a firefighter.

Do you believe in love at first sight?
Yes! I really do

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Ricky. (Credit: Australian Firefighters Calendar)

Ricky, 33

Why is taking part in the calendar important to you?
I have met the best group of blokes and shared in some amazing experiences promoting the calendar here and overseas.

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?
I received a puppy from a girlfriend. I lost her, but still have the dog.

What’s your idea of the perfect date?
I haven’t dated anyone in a while. If I had a choice, it would be somewhere quiet and secluded.

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Lincoln (L) & Kane (R). (Credit: Australian Firefighters Calendar)

Lincoln, 39

Why is taking part in the calendar important to you?
The calendar makes so many people happy. The first thing people ask after a false alarm is, ”Are you in the calendar?”

What quality do you find most attractive in someone?
A girl that can bait a fishing rod.

What’s your perfect date?
Doing anything with my beautiful girlfriend.

Do you believe in love at first sight?
After meeting my girlfriend, I do now!

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?
A fishing rod.

How do you stay fit?
Hiking through the Victorian highlands.

Kane, 32

Why is taking part in the calendar important to you?
I love having something to train for all year around, and to see what difference our donations make to people and animals in need.

Why did you become a firefighter?
Dad was a firefighter. I wanted to follow in his footsteps.

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?
A holiday from a girlfriend.

What’s your idea of the perfect date?
Taking my girl for a ride in country on my Harley.

How do you stay fit?
Gym, boxing and being a firefighter keeps me fit.

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David. (Credit: Australian Firefighters Calendar)

David, 53

Why did you become a firefighter?
I wanted a job that was not a 9 to 5 job and being a firefighter is so diversified. I also wanted to help people – you couldn’t get a better job than this one.

What’s your idea of the perfect date?
Doing anything with my wife.

Do you believe in love at first sight?
No.

What qualities do you find attractive?
Down to earth and honest.

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?
My two children, Sophie and Hamish.

What is your proudest achievement?
Being lucky enough to meet my wife. Professionally, being an officer in charge of my platoon station.

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Mal. (Credit: Australian Firefighters Calendar)

Mal, 40

Why is taking part in the calendar important to you?
To be able to be part of something that makes people happy.

Why did you become a firefighter?
I followed my brother into the fire service. It’s almost become the family business.

Do you believe in love at first sight?
Yes.

What’s your idea of the perfect date?
Doing anything with my wife.

What makes someone attractive to you?
Eyes, smile, and no makeup.

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?
My three children.

How do you stay fit?
I own a gym with my wife, so it’s pretty easy to stay fit.

What’s your proudest achievement?
My family.

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Steven. (Credit: Australian Firefighters Calendar)

Steven, 30

Why is taking part in the calendar important to you?
The calendar is so popular in [my native] Canada. I was able to work with the native animal hospitals from the shoot while I was here and that became very important to me.

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?
Receiving the phone call that I was selected to be a firefighter.

What’s your idea of the perfect date?
Three things; a beach, champagne, my girlfriend.

Why did you become a firefighter?
Firefighting was my dream as a little boy. I remember playing with all my little fire truck toys pretending to respond to emergencies.

How do you stay fit?
I watch my diet and work out every day.

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Caden. (Credit: Australian Firefighters Calendar)

Caden, 27

Why is taking part in the calendar important to you?
I was able to see first-hand the amazing people, animals, and unique environment that Australia has to offer. Most importantly, I had the opportunity to interact with the numerous charities and foundations that the calendar benefits.

What’s your idea of the perfect date?
Going out and buying donuts with my wife and watching a movie at home with her.

Do you believe in love at first sight?
I do, yes!

What qualities do you find attractive?
Confidence and a good sense of humour.

What’s your proudest achievement?
Winning the world title for the Firefighters Combat Challenge.

You can purchase the 2024 Australian Firefighters Calendar from the Australian Firefighters Calendar website. 

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