South Florida Firefighters 2013 Calendar Unveiling
August 30, 2012 at 8:30 p.m.
Seminole Paradise at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
1 Seminole Way
Hollywood, FL 33314
The South Florida Firefighters Calendar sponsored by One Beat CPR will celebrate 20 years of sizzling success with hundreds of thousands of dollars benefiting local charities. The hometown calendar hunks will greet fans, pose for pictures and sign the $20 calendars at Center Fountain in support of Here’s Help, A Safe Haven for Newborns and Friends Forever Rescue charities. Presale opens at 6 p.m.
The expanded calendar for 2013 is the organization’s largest edition to date in the number of men featured within the new 13.5″ x 9.5″ format.
“For 20 years, our South Florida Fighters have been proud to shed their inhibitions in the name of local charities,” said Lt. Luis Espinosa, calendar creator and South Florida Firefighters president. “And, this year we’re celebrating our community commitment by showcasing even more men to appreciate – 37 in all – gloriously captured in a larger print format. Bring lots of water to our Seminole Paradise unveiling, as temperatures are destined to rise.”
New scorching men of the months who range from 18 to 55-years-old are Pete Tozzi of BSO Fire Rescue; Carlos Barrientos, David Crespo and Michael Valentino Smith of Hialeah Fire Rescue; Charlie Mc Dermott, Ty McGain, Brian Montero, twins Alex Rousseau and Chris Rousseau and Kenneth Zapata of Miami Fire Rescue; Matthew Freeman and Michael Plana of Davie Fire Rescue; Ronny Arvelo of Hollywood Fire Rescue; Ted Pautauros and Lon Rosen of Key Biscayne Fire Rescue; Jake Nazar of Marathon Fire Rescue; Rodney Catalano, Paul Chang, John Di Blasi, Juan Ferrer, Clinton Foster, Paul Hoar, Walter Marquez, Jose Martinez, Norberto Masso, James Oliver III, Humberto Quintela, Jason Suite, Orville Taylor, Rodner Vincent, Carlos Xiques and Jamil Smith of Miami- Dade Fire Rescue and Frederick Catena, Mauricio Gonzalez and Samael Tejada of Oakland Park Fire Rescue.
Additionally, this year’s calendar will feature a special retrospective of hotties from previous editions.
Founded in 1992 by firefighter and actor/model Luis Espinosa, the South Florida Firefighters Calendar has helped raise awareness about important community issues. To date, the non-profit organization has raised over $250,000 to benefit charities such as the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Habitat for Humanity’s Hurricane Andrew Fund, Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities, Neighbors 4 Neighbors, Best Buddies, Cystic Fibrosis, A Safe Haven for Newborns, Friends Forever Rescue and Here’s Help.
Additionally, in honor of the calendar’s 20th anniversary, this year’s firefighters have launched a new educational initiative to mentor high school students in the South Florida area. Once a month, the firefighters will meet with area students for two hours to help our youth become responsible, caring citizens by engaging in positive behaviors and enabling mentees to develop their character, academic interest and leadership abilities.
For more information about the 2013 20th Anniversary South Florida Firefighters Calendar, please visit www.firefighterscalendar.com. For information about the calendar unveiling special event at Seminole Paradise, please call (954) 585-5112.Click here to sign up for the Soul Of Miami email list.