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Stevens Point Firefighters stripping down for a good cause

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STEVENS POINT (WAOW) -

Firefighters in Stevens Point are taking off their shirts for a calendar. They're doing it for a good cause.

In fact, it's the second year they've decided to pose for the cameras.

Firefighters say that calendar is surprisingly in high demand.

They tell Newsline 9 that residents have been calling the fire station wanting to pre-order the calendars.

"We have been getting calls year round," said Victor Kedrowski, Stevens Point firefighter.

The firefighters posed for photographers wearing a lot less gear than they're used too.

A few of the firefighters say that it's almost easier going into a burning house, than it is taking these pictures.

"There's maybe four or five other guys in the background kind of laughing and poking fun at you," said Matt Zander, Stevens Point firefighter.

"It's truly been a stressful thing to make such a calendar for the community," added Kedrowski.

About 1,500 calendars are being printed.

The calendars cost ten dollars and will go on sale November 1.

Mary McComb owns the Sugar Doll candy store, one of the shops selling the calendars.

"I think this calendar is such a great idea, Victor came to me last year and asked if I would sell ten of them, well they were gone in a week," McComb said.

Last year, the firefighters printed 1,000 calendars and they sold out within two weeks.

Most of the $10,000 raised went to repair a firehouse statue called the boy with the boot.

This year the proceeds from the sale of the calendars will be donated to local non-profits, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

"It was a great success for us and that's why we're back here this year doing it again," said JB Moody, 484 Union President.

Firefighters say the calendar helps better introduce them to the community.

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