The 2009 Fire Fighters of Peoria calendar, which goes on sale Dec. 5 for $10 at various locations, contains glossy photo spreads of 23 men and women.Read about it at the Peoria Journal Star.
"It raises morale and it's fun to do," said Capt. Tim Allen of the calendar for which he posed.
Money generated from the sales of the calendar will be used to fund Afro American Fire Fighters of Peoria community-based events, like a Christmas Party and gift giveaway for underprivileged youth in the area. With help from Peoria's Afro-American Police League, the groups invite about 200 children to the holiday event, which includes a show at a local movie theater, plus concessions.
Proceeds also go toward the Edward Gaines and Alvin Richards scholarship fund. Gaines was the first black Peoria firefighter; Richards the first president of the AAFFP.