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FDNY Releases 2012 Calendar Of Heroes

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The cover of the 2012 Calendar of Heroes (credit: FDNY)

The cover of the 2012 Calendar of Heroes (credit: FDNY)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It’s that time of year again.

The FDNY has released its official 2012 Calendar of Heroes. This is the first official calendar released by the department since 2008.

Check out video of the photoshoot below and other videos from the FDNY here

A portion of the proceeds from the sales will go to the FDNY Foundation which focuses on educating the public about the dangers of fire and offering families fire safety tips.

“We know this official FDNY calendar will raise funds and awareness about fire safety and will serve to remind everyone of ways to be fire safe year-round,” Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano said in a statement.  “The FDNY Foundation’s important role in our fire safety education, and the great work of our members, has helped push civilian fire deaths to record lows inNew York City.”

The calendar features 12 of New York’s bravest. It includes seasonal fire safety message with each month.

“I actually requested to be December to honor my grandfather who passed away,” Firefighter Charles Mollica, of Ladder Co. 79 in Staten Island, told 1010 WINS. “I felt as though it was a good honor because he’s the person who got me interested in body building. I feel as though if he never got me interested in body building I probably would never have been a fireman and also would not be where I am right now, in the calendar.”

Mollica, who is single, said the calendar may help him out in that department but that the purpose of the calendar is much more significant.

“The goal of this calendar is to raise funds and awareness for fire safety and also to remind everyone, all year round, to be fire conscious,” Mollica said. “When people purchase this calendar it’s really going to make a difference because it’s actually helping fire safety and teaching kids as well.”

Want your own copy? You can purchase it here.

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