Make A Date With The Millet Fire Department


  
    Yes, the year is already well underway but do you still have an empty spot on your wall in desperate need of a calendar? If so, then this is just the thing you've been waiting for!  The Millet Fire Department's Community Relations Team has put together their first ever calendar to give the public an *ahem* "undercover" look at the men of the Millet FD.
    Trevor Palmer, Millet firefighter and the spokesman for the CRT, told us that it was a very well supported project from within the department, and about half of the fire fighters took part in the calendar photo shoot. 
    "The brainchild behind this whole project was firefighter Greg Pyle, who did a calendar of himself for his wife as a Christmas gift last year. He joked that the Millet FD should do one and sell them, and little did he know that we would end up taking him seriously!" laughed Trevor.
    "The photos were done back in November so we all have our mowvember moustaches on display in the photos." said Trevor. "The main point of the calendar was threefold; to build tighter camaraderie in the department, to try and raise some funds for the CRT to put towards some entertainment equipment in the hall, and also to just have some fun! We might not all be in the best of shape but thats not what it was about, so there were five of us who ended up taking it a little past our comfort zone!" he laughed.
    "It's also a way for us to try and get closer to our community as a whole." shared Trevor. "We want everyone here to know that we love, and are a part of this area ourselves. We work, live and play in Millet and want to be involved in our community, and not just when bad things happen like fires and car accidents. We love to give tours of the firehall, our equipment and vehicles whenever anyone asks, and we're always up for coffee or a chat (as long as we aren't out on a call!) with anyone who is interested in what we do."
    As for the calendars, Millet will certainly get an "up close and personal" view of some of their fire fighters! But it is all tastefully done with tongues firmly planted in cheek.
The original order of 100 calendars sold out quickly to family and friends, so a second order of 100 was placed. Currently only 65 calendars remain on the market and once those are sold you will have to wait until the 2014 calendar comes out to get one.
    At just $20.00 each it is well worth the money to have this conversation piece in your office or home. These local works of art can be purchased from any firefighter, at Millet Scissors, Millet Liquor Store and More, or at Town Hall where they will happily wrap it into a plain brown wrapper for you (just kidding!). Right now they are just at the break even point but if all of the calendars sell it will raise approximately $2,500.00 for the CRT which will make a big difference at the firehall.
    There has been requests for an autograph session with the calendar boys but there hasn't been anything formal set up, and at this point Trevor doubts there will be this year. However, he said that anyone who would like their calendar signed to come to the Millet Fire Hall anytime, knock on the door with calendar in hand, and the guys would be more than happy to autograph it for them.
    So everyone, I suggest supporting your local fire fighters by running out and grabbing a calendar while they last because I can just about guarantee these babies will become collectors items. And (hint, hint) May hasn't arrived yet and it might just become the most popular month of the year in 2013!

 

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