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Posted on 08/06/2013

18 South Florida Firefighters Calendar Hotties will be "Burning Up" for Your Love and Community Support at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for 2014 Unveiling on August 24


Calendars to Benefit Here's Help, A Safe Haven for Newborns and Friends Forever Rescue


Tweet it: 18 sizzling @SFLFirefighters will fire up @SHRHollywood at the 2014 Calendar Unveiling, 8/24


HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (August 6, 2013) – South Florida firefighter hotties will be "Burning Up" for your love and community support at the 2014 edition unveiling of the South Florida Firefighters Calendar sponsored by One Beat CPR on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 8 p.m. at Center Fountain at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The public is invited to help celebrate their success raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities by purchasing the $20 calendars at Center Fountain, posing for photos with the men and receiving autographs. Each calendar purchase will support Here's Help, A Safe Haven for Newborns and Friends Forever Rescue charities. Presale opens at 6 p.m.


The 2014 calendar will showcase 15 new red-hot men and three returning MVPs featured within a 13" x 9" glossy format. Additionally, a fresh approach to family support will be incorporated this year as two of the fiery philanthropists are proudly displayed alongside their children; one in June for Father's Day and the other in December for the holiday season.


"The South Florida Firefighters Calendar organization is proud to celebrate 21 years of community commitment as we unveil the 2014 edition at Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood," said Lt. Luis Espinosa, calendar creator and South Florida Firefighters Calendar president. "It is an honor to be one of the longest running firefighter calendars in the world!"


This edition's "caliente" centerfolds who range from 18 to 45-years-old are Russell and Jonathan of the Hollywood Fire Rescue, Michael of the Broward Sheriff's Office, Kenny of the East Lake Fire Rescue, Jose R., Henry, Manuel, Hector, Robert, Peter, Erick and Andres of the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, Adam of the Miami Beach Fire Rescue and Jamal and Joseph of the City of Lauderhill Fire Rescue.


Additionally, this year's calendar will feature previous editions MVPs David of the Hialeah Fire Rescue, and Paul and Jose M, also of the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.


Founded in 1992 by firefighter and actor/model Luis Espinosa, the South Florida Firefighters Calendar is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization and has helped raise awareness about important community issues. To date, the non-profit organization has raised over $260,000 to benefit charities such as the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Habitat for Humanity's Hurricane Andrew Fund, Ronald McDonald Children's Charities, Neighbors 4 Neighbors, Best Buddies, Cystic Fibrosis, A Safe Haven for Newborns, Friends Forever Rescue and Here's Help.


For more information about the 2014 South Florida Firefighters Calendar, please visit For information about the calendar unveiling special event at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, please call (954) 327-ROCK.


About One Beat CPR + AED

One Beat CPR + AED is South Florida's leading American Heart Association (AHA) and American Safety Health Institute (ASHI) authorized training facility. Founded by Lon Rosen, a 14-year Key Biscayne Fire Department veteran, One Beat's training team consists of firefighters, paramedics, and police officers – people dedicated to saving lives every day. They deliver real life experience to make CPR training accessible, fun, and informative for families, schools, and businesses. The company is also an exclusive Philips partner offering Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and accessories. For more information, please call (954) 321-5305 or visit .


About Here's Help

Founded in 1968, Here's Help has become one of Miami-Dade County's premiere providers of residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment, annually serving 800 adolescents and young adults starting at the age of 13. Funded by local, state and federal contracts, Here's Help has excelled as a substance abuse treatment provider and is lauded by the Departments of Corrections, Department of Juvenile Justice, Department of Children and Families (DCF), and Probation and Parole for its treatment, educational and preventive services. Recognizing the contribution of the agency's Alternative Therapies Program to the field of chemical dependency, the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association and DCF awarded this program First Place statewide as an Exemplary Treatment Facility in 2002.


About A Safe Haven for Newborns

A Safe Haven for Newborns began in response to the tragedy of infant abandonment in Florida. The Safe haven law is a safety net for both the mother and the newborn infant. Instead of abandoning a newborn to an almost sure death, it allows mothers, fathers or whoever is in possession of an unharmed newborn, approximately seven days old or less, to leave them at a Safe Haven facility - any hospital staffed 24/7, fire rescue station or emergency medical service station staffed 24/7 - with no questions asked, totally anonymous and free from fear of prosecution. Gloria M. Silverio Foundation – "A Safe Haven for Newborns" is a private, non-profit 501(c) (3) organization. 


About Friends Forever Rescue

Friends Forever Rescue is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization devoted to saving the lives of homeless and abandoned dogs, and finding them a loving home. Founded in 2000 by Dorothy "Dee" Chess, Friends Forever Rescue is a 100% No Kill organization that provides veterinary care, food, shelter and love to dogs in need.


About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino invites you to PLAYHARD!  Play, stay, dine, and shop at South Florida's ultimate entertainment destination. Over 90 tables offer Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold'em Bonus Poker, Casino War and Let it Ride on a nearly three-acre casino floor. Additionally, over 2,500 slots include the Native-American Casino linked Multi-Area Progressive Jackpots and Mega Jackpots. Separate high-limit rooms for table games and slots, in addition to a non-smoking room, are available for guests to enjoy. Loyal Player's Club members also have access to the exclusive VIP Plum Lounge and VIP Chef's Table show kitchen. The Poker Room at Seminole Hard Rock hosts various games and tournaments of Limit and No Limit Texas Hold 'em, 7-Card Stud and two dollar and four dollar limit Omaha Hi Lo games. Located inside the casino is Hard Rock Cafe -Hollywood, part of Hard Rock's 138 globally recognized rock 'n' roll restaurants. The Green Lodging Certified by the State of Florida, AAA Four Diamond-rated resort showcases 500 luxurious guest rooms, 40,000 square feet of meeting room space, Rock Spa, award-winning restaurants, high-energy nightclubs, lounges and bars, boutique retail shops, the 350-seat Paradise Live theater and the 5,500–seat Hard Rock Live concert arena. Located on State Road 7 (U.S. 441) in Hollywood, Florida. Take I-95, exit Stirling Rd. and travel west to 1 Seminole Way. For more information, call (954) 327-ROCK, 1 800-937-0010 or visit us online at,,, and