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    A photo of Nathan for the 2021 Australian Firefighters Calendar.

    With each year's seasons of bushfires, firefighting is a truly dignified and much indispensable occupation in Australia. However, besides taking a direct role in saving the country from fires, Australian firefighters have managed to attract funds and attention by taking part in some quite spicy events.

    Every year, since 1993, Australian firefighters get half-naked and pose with different animals, including those that are indigenous to the continent for a calendar to attract funds.

    Initially, The Australian Firefighters Calendar was established to support the Children's Hospital Foundation, providing funds for research into childhood burns. During its 28-year history, the organisation has raised over $3.2 million for various charities - nature protection funds, shelters, children's health facilities, and others.

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