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FDNY 2016 calendar launch brings hunky heroes to Times Square
The Hard Rock Cafe New York was on fire Wednesday afternoon...with smoking hot firefighters!
The Times Square restaurant showed support for New York's Bravest by hosting the FDNY 2016 Calendar of Heroes meet-and-greet to celebrate the department's 150th anniversary.
The 13 buff emergency responders cheerfully posed with fans and signed calendars as part of the FDNY Foundation's goal to raise more than $150,000 to help spread awareness for fire safety, according to the organization's executive director Jean O'Shea.
The firefighters turned calendar models told amNewYork they are glad that being featured helps to spark interest in the foundation's cause. "Being in the calendar is just putting a face to the job that we do," Kismartovi Mejia of Engine 314 said.
In addition to mingling with the calendar models, fans were able to view the commemorative fire truck and purchase merchandise from the Hard Rock New York's limited-edition FDNY collection, on sale now. All of the calendar proceeds, and a portion of merchandise proceeds, will benefit the FDNY Foundation.
Check out this year's cover model, Jamah Figaro from Ladder 22 on the Upper West Side, and the rest of the 2016 lineup, below.
Oh, hello there
FDNY Calendar of Heroes models outside of the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square on July 29, 2015.(Credit: FDNY/Hard Rock Cafe New York)
Sound the alarm
The FDNY 150th anniversary fire truck is parked in front of the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square.(Credit: FDNY/Hard Rock Cafe New York)
Who can resist that smile?
Firefighters signing fans' 2016 FDNY calendars.(Credit: Brittany Hamlett-Concepcion)
Fans lined up to meet the firehouse studs.(Credit: Brittany Hamlett-Concepcion)
Limited-edition T-shirts from the Hard Rock Cafe FDNY collection are on sale now.(Credit: FDNY/Hard Rock Cafe New York)
Try not to drool on the cover...
Coverman Jamah Figaro from Ladder 22 on the Upper West Side in Manhattan strikes a pose.(Credit: FDNY/Hard Rock Cafe New York)
How could snow look so hot??
FDNY 2106 Calendar of Heroes' Mr. February, also known as firefighter Al Coombs, doesn't look chilly at all in spite of this snowy backdrop.(Credit: FDNY/Hard Rock Cafe New York)
Coney Island has never been sexier...
FDNY 2016 Calendar of Heroes' Mr. July, firefighter Jose Cordero, distracts us from checking out the colorful Wonder Wheel behind him.(Credit: FDNY/Hard Rock Cafe New York)
Look at that view...we're not talking about the bridge
FDNY 2016 Calendar of Heroes' Mr. August, firefighter Philip Manti, shows appreciation for a good sunset.(Credit: FDNY/Hard Rock Cafe New York)