News to get the old pumper going

calendar2015Summer’s about to get a whole lot hotter, thanks to the upcoming release of CFB Halifax’s 2015 Firefighter Calendar.

While the annual fundraising initiative’s main purpose is to generate funds for CFB Halifax’s Firefighter Combat Challenge Team, 25 per cent of the proceeds earned from each $10 calendar sale are donated to the Nova Scotia Firefighter Burn Treatment Society which, according to project coordinator Mike Charlton, uses its share to help finance a week-long burn survivors’ camp for children and young adults.

Photographed at the dockyard fire station by shutterbug Jule Malet-Veale, this year’s calendar features ten male firefighters – including Zachary Ma and Chris Kelly (pictured) – as well as one female firefighter and a Combat Challenge Team shot.

Charlton says the calendar, which is being printed by East Coast Dynamics, will be ready in time for Halifax Pride.

“We will be in the Halifax Pride Parade with our department’s old fire truck and also at the community fair after the parade,” he tells me.

The calendar will also be available for sale at Venus Envy and on-line at




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