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FDNY Heats Up Times Square With Launch of 2013 Firefighter Calendar

By DNAinfo Staff on August 14, 2012 7:37am

MIDTOWN — There may not have been flames, but it was definitely hot in Times Square Monday.

The FDNY released its 2013 "Calendar of Heroes," featuring 13 of the city's Bravest firefighters representing all five boroughs.

"It's going to add some heat to our kitchen," said tourist Alisha Harper, 17, clutching a calendar at the unveiling.

The FDNY kicked off the event on Broadway, between 44th and 45th streets, with some of the hunly firefighters on hand to personally sign the calendars.

Firefighter Jacques Terlonge, who was featured in the calendar the past two years, said there's always great camaraderie among the firemen chosen for the calendar. 

"It's fun, it's for charity ,and it's a reason to help people," said Terlonge, who is based in Staten Island.

The proceeds from the $15 calendars, which are on sale at www.fdnyfoundation.org, will go toward the FDNY Foundation, which provides fire safety tips, as well as training and professional development for firefighters.

“The rewards of this official FDNY calendar are seen year round in the thousands of fire safety education events it helps fund and in the historic low number of fire related fatalities it helps this Department achieve,” said FDNY Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano.

The photos this year were shot by New York City nightlife photographer Patrick McMullan.