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Firemen go topless for new hardware

The Local · 9 Oct 2012, 11:40

Published: 09 Oct 2012 11:40 GMT+02:00

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"Comrades, we're making a calendar," emergency rescue worker Tobias Roggenkamp announced to his fellow fire volunteers one day.

"We were pretty sceptical at first," fireman Alexander Scharte admitted to the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung, but he and his colleagues were convinced when Roggenkamp presented the team with some highly professional practise shots.

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The result was a glossy 2013 calendar, featuring 15 strapping fellows aged between 19 and 58 showcasing not only their taut muscle groupings and firefighting skills, but also some of their state-of-the-art hardware, including an axe, a ladder, a hose, a winch, a stretcher, and a dinghy.

But you'll have to be quick if you want your copy - the calendar has only been printed in a limited edition of 1,000. Profits from the sale will go towards buying the team a new infrared camera, at a cost of €7,000.

The calendar can be bought online from photographer Markus Dömer - price: €10.

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Your comments about this article

13:46 October 9, 2012 by Landmine
"possibly the hottest topless charity calendar ever"....

No offense to the hard working firemen, but did the author not wear his reading glasses looking at the calendar?
14:16 October 9, 2012 by hankeat
Don't go through the photos. It is a nightmare!
15:47 October 9, 2012 by Landmine
hankeat is right....
15:51 October 9, 2012 by adipk
should i take the argument like " nudity is big factor of raising donation". Next time red cross and UN people will probably walk naked on street to raise funds hahahahahah
18:29 October 9, 2012 by Englishted
I had to double take at picture 3 .

The perfect Christmas gift for people you don't like .
19:03 October 9, 2012 by Gretl
Maybe we should pay them to put their clothes back on?
08:35 October 10, 2012 by MaKo
Yes. I would certainly agree that my flames of passion have been doused.
13:08 October 12, 2012 by Firmino
So much photoshop and still so ugly!
15:34 October 12, 2012 by Major-Ji
Never heard toplessmen. it is always women who have some thing attractive to show. What ha gone wrong with The Local?
12:42 October 13, 2012 by AirForceGuy
Aren't there any women firefighters on the force? Let's scream discrimination!
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