THE FIRST ASBURY FIREFIGHTER CALENDAR: BEHIND THE SCENES

TheBPlot is the only place for a first look at – and a little scoop about – the making of the Asbury Park Firefighter 2010 Calendar (on sale Saturday, Nov. 28). 

Last Saturday and Sunday, 14 firemen came together for two good causes – raising funds for a new firehouse and ArtsCAP.  The guys were so fun, kind and modest and completely great sports.  I can not say enough about how wonderful these guys are.  We are incredibly lucky to have such amazing men – from Chief Kevin Keddy, down to the new recruits – protecting our City.  Buy ’em a cup of coffee or lunch the next time you see one of them.

Some of the firefighter’s wives and girlfriends stopped by to watch the photo shoot, even one mother-in-law. 

The guys got so into the shoot they became competitive to make their individual photo session the best and most visual, debating who would use the Jaws of Life as a prop or hose with water shooting out onto Asbury Avenue.  It was super-fun to be a part of…I even got to slide down the beautiful, vintage finial-topped brass 30 foot long firepole – twice! 

Which of the 14 firefighters will be the 2010 cover-guy?  Save the evening of Saturday, Nov. 28 – NEW DATE – for the big reveal. 

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The calendar was photographed and designed by award-winning photographer, Alan Barnett and produced by ArtsCAP with the assistance of Dennis Carroll and Ginny Otley.  TheBPlot’s Richard Virgilio is writing the copy.  

Special thanks to Chief Kevin Keddy for assisting in the coordination of the photo shoot and the fourteen fearless, kind and generous firefighters – ultimate gentleman – who donated their time. 

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