Tampa Fire Rescue calendar: America's Female Firefighters pose for charity
5:45 PM, Dec 2, 2013
(WFLA) Some of Tampa's firefighters are shedding their gear and posing for an all-female firefighter calendar.
At the heart of it is a good cause.
"We want to show them that you can do anything and be anything you want to be," said Capt. Luanna Baughman, of Tampa Fire Rescue.
Baughman, who has been with Tampa Fire Rescue for 19 years, is now one of the leaders for America's Female Firefighters. It's an organization that puts together a calendar every year featuring female paid professional firefighters from around the country. The money helps burn centers and enhances scholarships for those students, as well as sending others to burn camps.
Baughman says, on average, the group has been able to donate $50,000 to $70,000 every year.
"We have people that come from Switzerland and Sweden that will order several hundred at a time," Baughman said. "We have followers on Facebook from all over the World and we ship them all over the World."