The Australian Firefighters Calendar was established in 1993 to support the Children's Hospital Foundation, providing funds for research into childhood burns. Since then, it has raised over $3.2 million for various charities, and considering the way 2020 has unfolded so far, we really need it this year too.

"2019 and early 2020 was a particularly devastating time, and the world grieved with Australia as we suffered through catastrophic bushfires, and an estimated loss of 1 billion animals from our diverse native wildlife," The Australian Firefighters Calendar team explained to Bored Panda in a statement. "While the fires may have gone, the destroyed bushland has made it impossible for many of the displaced wildlife to return to their natural habitat."

This year, the popular 'Animal Lovers' Calendar will be more important than ever. While funds from last year's 2020 calendar helped pay for new equipment and supplies for nearly 6 months , the 2021 edition should play a vital role in treating injured wildlife from the recent fires.

More info: australianfirefighterscalendar.com | Facebook | Instagram

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Full of Giggles
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6 months ago

He's a chick magnet.

Peyton Pollard
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6 months ago

lol true tho

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Susan Miller
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6 months ago

Now THAT"S just ducky!

Marlowe Fitzpatrik
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6 months ago

Amazing tattoo! (and the guy wearing it is nice as well. They match well )

CHARLOTTE THAXTON
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6 months ago

the chicks are so cutee

Victoria Wase Cramer
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6 months ago

Perfect!

Morgan
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6 months ago

he sure is!

TomiSmith
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6 months ago

Eye candy those baby ducks

Wyndmere
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6 months ago

He’s your babysitter??!! Let me know when you’re going out; I’ll drop by to borrow a cup of sugar.

Vonny Browne
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6 months ago

Guaranteed, those are the cutest chicks hes ever be with.

Kimberly Brown
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6 months ago

FYI, I just ordered 3 calendars! Much love & respect goes out to these guys (also a little lust!)

sharron lynn parsons
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6 months ago

Adorable chicks, and eye candy !!!

Carolyn Legg
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6 months ago

Pst, do it, Don't do it!

Ema Armlad
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6 months ago

This picture is sooooooo cute!!!!

Mimi M
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2 months ago

This is a pretty great picture. Let's see if any of the other ones can match or top it.

Annie
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2 months ago

Aww cute! So are the lil chicks

Denise Mclean
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3 months ago

Real tough pick, he is the one.

tory cross
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3 months ago

Super cute

Shakira Wheelden
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4 months ago

remove the guy from the picture

alf
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4 months ago

lol btw thos ar duks not chiks

Maria Martin
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5 months ago

Yes Yes Yes

Sharon Vanderplough Smith
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5 months ago

Nice smile

Elaine Mattingly
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5 months ago

Little ducks, not chicks.

jevais
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6 months ago

Just absolutely a gorgeous man.

Esther Ciprian
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6 months ago

Very sweer.

Elaine Mattingly
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5 months ago

Sweer..............slobering?

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Amanda Saint Fort
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2 weeks ago

he sexy

Eva Shelby
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3 weeks ago

He did good!

Denise Mclean
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1 month ago

Love to ruffle his head some, those chicks aren't any competition

Larry Legras
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2 months ago

❤️❤️❤️❤️

Cole Clement
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4 months ago

Lol f**k I Wish I Wish Him

Sandy Gardner
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4 months ago

Oh My!

Naomi Major
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4 months ago (edited)

....and that's the sound of ovaries around the world imploding

Rae Black
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6 months ago

Aw baby ducks!

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"Every year, hundreds of firefighters from around Australia submit photos to be part of the calendar photoshoot, but only 24 are chosen to come to the photoshoot on the Gold Coast," David Rogers, the director of the Australian Firefighters Calendar told Bored Panda. "Even then, there is no guarantee that you will have a successful photo included in the calendar."

The animals you see in the photos come from a few local refuge charities. "They will bring dogs, puppies, kittens and cats. We also use therapy horses who have helped autistic children and adults suffering from mental illness," Rogers explained. "And we use Australian Wildlife from the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital and Sanctuary. Ducklings, alpacas, goats, and lams, we have every animal you can think of at the photoshoot."

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Full of Giggles
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6 months ago

Kangaroo: "Draw me like one of your French girls."

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Some firefighters bond so well with the animals they're posing with, they even adopt them! "We have had firefighters adopt puppies and kittens from the photoshoot," Rogers said, adding that the animals are the stars of the show. "They never misbehave. It's like the animals know they are being photographed." That being said, the whole process takes time. This year's photoshoot, for example, lasted 17 days.

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MagicalUnicorn
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6 months ago

echidna looks so chill

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But all the effort is for a really good cause. "No one was left unaffected watching our precious wildlife trying to escape from the bushfires, and the loss of wildlife is beyond comprehension," Rogers recalled the 2019–20 Australian bushfire season, which was dubbed the Black Summer. "Everyone at the Australian Firefighters Calendar decided that all our efforts needed to be focused on Australian Wildlife this year."

The 2021 calendars will be raising funds for native animal charities that are vital to supporting the fragile wildlife. One of these is the Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital, where Dr. Stephen Van Mil and his team are building Australia's first mobile wildlife hospital to be used in emergencies.

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MagicalUnicorn
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6 months ago

gorgeous fluffer! dude not bad looking either

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troufaki13
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6 months ago

I love men who love cats! :)

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glowworm2
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6 months ago

Wouldn't be complete without a koala.

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Yvonne Blau
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6 months ago

On an unrelated note, tattoos seem to be popular among Australian firefighters

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Perfumista Perfumista
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6 months ago

I do like a man who knows how to accessorize

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glowworm2
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6 months ago

Aw! I love how the tattoo looks like it's describing the cute cat.

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Oskar vanZandt
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6 months ago

Yay! Miniature goat! :D

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Perfumista Perfumista
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6 months ago

Can I adopt them both?

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Full of Giggles
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6 months ago

He has a fine looking wiener.

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Carole Deem
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6 months ago

looks sorta like a wedding shoot

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GirlFriday
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6 months ago

Oh my! I must rub that belly!!!

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Perfumista Perfumista
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6 months ago

A handsome pair

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glowworm2
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6 months ago

The cat is so cute!

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Isabel Rocha
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6 months ago

I want this pretty cat!

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Natalie Bohrteller
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6 months ago

I'm so jealous they get to pose with all those cute animals 😱

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