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Burn, baby, burn: Margaret Rivers firies turn up the heat

Ladies and gentlemen, hold on to your hats – the first ever Margaret River Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service calendar is here.

Hot off the presses and ready to be revealed to the world at this weekends Margaret River Agricultural Show, the calendar features some of the dedicated locals who give up their time and in many cases risk their lives to protect the homes and residents of the region.

Wayne Doney goes topless in the 2019 Margaret River Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service calendar.

Twelve months of local firefighters and their so-called dadbods, (defined by Urban Dictionary as a male body type that is softly round) will be unveiled and available for sale at the brigades stand at the Show, as well as a number of local businesses keen to support the cause.

Captain Jeff Bushby breaks a sweat in aid of the 2019 calendar. Photos: Nicky Lefebvre

Captain Jeff Bushby breaks a sweat in aid of the 2019 calendar. Photos: Nicky Lefebvre

The brigades Wayne Doney said the calendar showed the real nature of the local volunteers.

“It really shows that we are all locals, were your neighbours, coaches, tradies, teachers, the guys and girls you work alongside,” he said.

“We hope people will get on board and support us, all proceeds will go back to the service and you get to have us on your wall all year!”

Each month of the calendar is sponsored by a local business, with photography services donated by photographer and police officer Brian Kinson, also responsible for the Not All Heroes Wear Capes tribute.

Garth and Chris work it for the camera to promote the first ever calendar by the Margaret River Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service. Photos: Nicky Lefebvre

Garth and Chris work it for the camera to promote the first ever calendar by the Margaret River Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service. Photos: Nicky Lefebvre

“We were really grateful to Brian for donating his time and his talents to help us out, he captures amazing images of emergency service personnel in the South West and it was great to have him be a part of this project.”

Where to buy:

The 2019 Margaret River Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service calendar ($20) is on sale at the Margaret River Ag Show Friday 12 and Saturday 13 October.

The calendar is also available at Settlers Liquor, Margaret River Family Vet Hospital, Yahava Koffeeworks Margaret River, Southern Workwear, Settlers Tavern and Insync Bodies.

Firefighter Dan Hanrahan's special moment caught for the camera. Photos: Nicky Lefebvre

Firefighter Dan Hanrahan's special moment caught for the camera. Photos: Nicky Lefebvre

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