Chicago firefighters create unique fundraising campaign

  • Source: WFLD-TV FOX 32 Chicago
  • Published: 01/07/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: A group of Chicago firefighters have come up with a unique fundraising campaign to keep you hot all year round! They are posing with their fire retardant pants, axes, hoses, hats… and nothing more. "We have to stay in physically fit condition anyway, why not use the calendar as a motivator," said Henry Mendez, a Chicago firefighter EMT. He’s one of ten firefighters who posed in the 2022 "Ignite the Spirit" calendar. They are the few, but brave, who dared to pose in next to nothing for charity. "You get them to walk into a burning building, but you can't get them to put themselves out there for a charitable cause sometimes," said Joe Warnke, also a Chicago firefighter EMT. The money raised from the sale of the calendars will benefit a fund for firefighters in need. It was created by a Chicago firefighter who helped with 9-11 recovery efforts, at Ground Zero.


We welcome comments from registered users. Comments are solely the responsibility of those who post them; their viewpoints are not endorsed by the Daily Dispatch and (read more)
ship name
no comments have been added

Sign up to subscribe to custom state Daily Dispatch emails for free

click to subscribe