NYC Fire Department Ends Famed Beefcake Calendar

The New York Daily News reports:

Perfectly chiseled pecs just don’t pay the bills anymore. After a hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the FDNY Foundation has decided to scrap it’s once wildly popular Calendar of Heroes, which highlighted the city’s hunky and hot first responders, the Daily News has learned.

First published in 2003, the $16 calendar was an FDNY mainstay for two decades and would generate between $150,000 to $250,000 a year for the Foundation, officials said.

The calendar was a major FDNY event. Each year more than 100 FDNY members would “try out” for a spot. Scores of hard-bodied bravest were then whittled down to a dozen lucky models.

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