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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1 year ago

He's a chick magnet.

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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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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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1 year 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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1 year ago

gorgeous fluffer! dude not bad looking either

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troufaki13
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1 year ago

I love men who love cats! :)

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 year ago

Poor baby! If I am not mistaken, the white spots indicate areas that had sustained burns. So glad someone brought the baby to the proper people!

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Yvonne Blau
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1 year ago

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

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Perfumista Perfumista
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1 year ago

I do like a man who knows how to accessorize

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Vanessa Woolf
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1 year ago

I love how the fireman is holding the cato, look at those big white tiger paws

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Neva Nevičica
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1 year ago

:put on sexy underwear, set my house on fire and wait:

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Ola Polowczyk
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1 year ago

Forget the man, look at the puppy!!!!!!

Lucas
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1 year ago

Absolutely. Does anyone know the breed of that pupster?

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Perfumista Perfumista
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1 year ago

Can I adopt them both?

jevais
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1 year ago

No no this gentleman is gorgeous too, like all the others. Australia seems to be the country of most unbelievable handsome men in the world.

sharron lynn parsons
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1 year ago

Wow, this pup is adorable, and so are you !!!

Alyssa Fiedler
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8 months ago

why do literally every single one of them men have tattoos, Is that like a firefighters thing???

Lydia Coy
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1 year ago

I... welp

Steve Cruz
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1 year ago

Lots of cuteness and tummy rubs in this photo.

Carolyn Legg
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1 year ago

You can't have him!

glowworm2
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1 year ago

That puppy is so cute!

Barbara Burbello
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4 months ago

Oh no, Forget the puppy, and look at the man!

GenXandEarnedItAll
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5 months ago

Baby face!

ZanClan
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5 months ago

FLUFFY PUPPY

Phillip Green
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6 months ago

The puppy is so cute

sharron lynn parsons
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6 months ago

Love this shot, the pup has such a cute little face !!!

aniah Oakley
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8 months ago

aaaawwwwwwww

Kim Bush
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8 months ago

Both are super cute, and his ink matches the background... Awesome eye for detail

Denise Mclean
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9 months ago

The Dog is cute, but.....

Christina Byrum-Rhodes
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9 months ago

Handsome

Fiona Florio
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9 months ago

I love people who love dogs

Someone
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9 months ago

fluffy puppy!!!

Mimi M
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10 months ago

This man is smiling, but his eyes are a bit sad.

Eduardo Muniz
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11 months ago

Both are just so cute 🥰 I want both of the makes me wanna kiss. Both of them

Xenia Granados
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1 year ago

Fluffer

Sharon Vanderplough Smith
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1 year ago

Hey look at yourself in the mirror you kinda look like your puppy.CUTE

Idk Katniss Potter
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1 year ago

Floofer!!!

Merilyn Horton
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1 year ago

Exactly: the puppy is the best!

Elaine Mattingly
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1 year ago

Bet that little dog belonges to his girlfriend? friend ? wife? speak up anytime, just asking for a friend.

Linda Goldberg
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1 year ago

the cutest pup

Mollie Jackson
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1 year ago

love this dog

Joyce Berman
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1 year ago

Both are cute!

Susan Miller
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1 year ago

Forget the puppy, look at that CUTIE!

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Full of Giggles
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1 year ago

He has a fine looking wiener.

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Susan Miller
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1 year ago

Such sweet faces!

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GirlFriday
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1 year ago

Oh my! I must rub that belly!!!

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Michelle C
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1 year ago

Lucky cat..*ahem*...I mean man

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Susan Miller
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1 year ago

LOVE the background!

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Isabel Rocha
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1 year ago

I want this pretty cat!

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Natalie Bohrteller
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1 year ago

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

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