Sixteen years ago, firefighter Manuel Chavez was casting around for ideas to raise money for the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 341's Houston Fire Fighters' Burned and Crippled Children's Fund.
"I thought about a calendar," he said, "you know, maybe nice pictures of fire stations or big trucks." He ran the idea by a lot of people, including women friends and family members.
"They were like ‘who wants to see that? We want to see the firefighters.' So I thought, why not?"