Belfast airport firefighters prove they are hot stuff stripping off for charity calendar
It's heating up at Belfast International Airport this festive season. Sixteen of its busy Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Service have stripped off in aid of a charity calendar which may leave some punters needing hosed down.
“It was a lot of fun making the calendar with a great group who weren’t in the least bit camera-shy or reluctant,” Belfast International Airport’s Watch Commander Evan Taylor told Sunday Life.
Braving all in a series of saucy snaps, the intrepid bunch are hoping to raise much-needed funds for Cash for Kids.
The charity supports disadvantaged children throughout Northern Ireland all year round, and last year during its Mission Christmas campaign provided gifts for over 8,800 children across the province who would otherwise have woken up on Christmas Day with nothing to open.
“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,” Evan said.
With the help of flames, hoses, aircraft, fire engines and an assortment of specialised equipment, the firefighters got their kit off for the good cause which made for some super photos shot by fellow firefighter and keen photographer, Jim McGann.
One month of the calendar sees a topless fireman hose himself down in the sunshine in front of one of Belfast International Airport’s fire appliances.
In another sexy snap, a flaming red-headed firefighter wears only a crop-top with her durable navy work trousers while sitting in the propeller housing of a jet airplane.
There is also an adorable French Bulldog-cross pictured with a semi-naked firefighter, and four officers in festive form wearing Santa hats, standing with axes and hoses as they look on at a blaze.
Two tattooed men have also become calendar boys as they pose in front of a fire with water spraying around them and, in another shot, a beautiful brunette is snapped holding an axe while wearing a crop-top and with her Calvin Klein underwear peeping out from the waistband of her heavy duty work trousers.
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.
“The photos are all in good taste with no need to ring alarm bells or switch on blue flashing lights.”
Evan revealed that making the calendar was a real bonding experience for the hard-working team, and they can’t wait to show off the finished product. He said: “The project has been great fun, with a strong team ethos.
“With the help and support of everyone involved, we’ve produced an exclusive real firefighters calendar that won’t disappoint.”
And after the calendar photo shoot, Evan revealed that some of the firefighters now fancy themselves as budding models.
“Bearing all, well almost, gave us great laughs with some of my colleagues practising their handwriting for the autograph hunters,” he joked.“We’d like to raise a few thousand pounds for Cash for Kids NI.”
To buy The Real Firefighters Calender, priced at £10, click here