One of the major tenets of the advertising world is that sex sells. The one thing that sells even better is to pair that with cute little animal. If there is one thing people love it's hot guys who love animals. These firefighter's are setting the world on fire by posing for photos to raise money for charity in Australia. Other firefighters are doing the same in Colorado.
This Australian Firefighters Calendar was started back in 1993 to help raise money for the Children's Hospital Foundation. Over the years the calendars have raised $2.3 million for this foundation and for the Westmead Children's Hospital Burn Unit, and for other charitable organizations.
There are actually three calendars -- one with wild animals, one with puppies, and one with just the buff bods. The wild animals came courtesy of Australia's Zoo and the proceeds are to help sick and injured animals.
The final twelve men selected for the animal calendar will travel the world spreading the word of the zoo's conservation message.
Checking the calendars' website shows that proceeds, or some portion at least, will now be going to help victims of the wildfires in California.
To check out all three of these Australian Firefighters Calendars, their photos, and to order, click here. International shipping is available.
If you would rather see American firefighters being hot with puppies, then you need look no further than Brighton, Colorado. In the Fire Rescue Dogs Calendar not all of the firefighters are men but they all pose with sweet and adorable puppies.
These Denver Metro area firefighters are baring their muscles for Lifeline Puppy Rescue, a no-kill shelter in Brighton that takes in puppies from other rescue organizations and shelters. These puppies are under 12 weeks old and the other places are not equipped to take care of such young animals or to find them proper homes.
The proceeds from the calendars go to help pay for such expenses as vaccinations, medications, spaying/neutering, and veterinary care. Any remaining funds go to help keep the shelter in good shape.
This organization rescues 1,500 puppies every year and adopts them out to good homes in the Rocky Mountain Region, New Mexico, Kansas, and Texas. To order a Fire Rescue Dogs Calendar, click here.
Images via Australian Firefighters Calendar, Fire Rescue Dogs