Fight Fire With Firefighters

Women love a man in uniform. And although we have to give police officers and members of the military credit where credit is due (thanks!), firefighters tend to push those two uniformed sectors out of the running when it comes to sheer sexiness (sorry!). Maybe it's the rushing-into-burning-buildings factor. Maybe it's rescuing all those adorable kittens stuck in trees. Or maybe there's just something primal about fire and all the surrounding imagery. All we know is, firefighters are damn sexy. And Fired Up for Kids, which raises money for the burn center at the Children's Hospital, knows it, too, because the organization has been producing calendars of Colorado firefighters for several years to help generate those funds.

You can get a first glimpse of the hotties tonight at the 2011 Colorado Firefighter Calendar Debut Party at City Hall Events Center, 1444 Broadway. Since the date of the event is close to the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, proceeds will also benefit the 911 Memorial Fund.

VIP entry is at 6:30 p.m.; tickets ($50 in advance, $75 at the door) include a calendar, private firefighter signing, an interactive photo shoot, one drink ticket and complimentary food. The main event starts at 8 and costs $25 in advance, $35 at the door; attendees can see the firefighters strut the catwalk in all their glory and bid on an array of auction packages, including dates with the boys (or girl) and more.

For information and tickets, visit
Fri., Aug. 27, 8 p.m., 2010

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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