Hot, Hot, Hot!

There's no denying it: Firefighters are damn sexy. And the Fired Up for Kids organization knows a good thing when it finds it: The group's Colorado Firefighter Calendar has raised almost $100,000 to date for the Children's Hospital Burn Center, and those numbers will only continue to heat up tonight at the 2008 Colorado Firefighter Calendar Release Party.

"It's going to be a great girls' night out," enthuses Fired Up for Kids founder Kirsten Hamling. "We're going to bring out the '07 firefighters, just to say thank you, and then we'll announce, individually, all of the firefighters that are on the 2008 calendar." Yowza! A runway show and bachelor auction are highlights of the evening, and VIP ticket-holders get to enjoy a private meet-and-greet with the monthly models at 7 p.m. before the general-admission party starts at 8 at Rise Nightclub, 1909 Blake Street. Tickets are $25 to $30, $55 to $60 for VIP, and are available at www.ticketswest.com and King Soopers stores; for information or to purchase a calendar, visit www.firedupforkids.org.
Thu., Aug. 23, 8 p.m.

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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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