Ambassador Hotel Wichita, Autograph Collection is welcoming Kansas Firefighters Calendar

Ambassador Hotel Wichita, Autograph Collection is welcoming Kansas Firefighters Calendar Fundraiser reservation page. A special rate is available for this event. We encourage you to make your reservation early, as rooms may sell out.

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Click here below to reserve your room.

http://cwp.marriott.com/ictak/ksfirefighterscalendar/ 

We look forward to serving you!

Also do not forget get to get your judging tickets!

2016 Kansas Calendar Event

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THANK YOU KANSAS! 

Our 2014 Kansas Firefighter Calendar was ranked 3rd in the WORLD by Firecritic.com

DUE TO AN OVERWHELMING RESPONSE FROM ALL OF YOU,

WE ARE BRINGING IT BACK!

NEXT JUDGING EVENT:  Friday, May 22nd, 2015 for a 2016 Calendar

LOCATION:  Venue 332 at Wichita Scottish Rites Center, 332 E. First St, Wichita, Ks

VIP:  6:30pm     GENERAL ADMISSION: 7:30PM

VIP Tickets include an exclusive SWAG BAG
along with other special perks that include hor d’ourves
courtesy of Carrabba’s Italian Grill…and much more!

WHAT IS OUR PURPOSE?   Along with serving our community with Coats For Kids and Fire Camp for youth, we want to bring firefighters together to improve the health and fitness of our Kansas firefighters.

WHO IT BENEFITS? 

Coats For Kids – Putting winter coats, hats, scarves and gloves on hundreds of children every year.

Raise funds to expand the museum, bringing Ks historic firefighting artifacts and trucks and create an educational, interactive area for kids

Support a free FIRE CAMP for youth, grades 6th-9th.

Honors and remembers our Kansas Fallen Firefighters.

WHAT ABOUT THE 2016 CALENDAR? 

This year we took a short break and did not produce a 2015 calendar.

You can join our supporters like Mel Hambelton Ford, Firehouse Subs, and Twin Peaks who sponsored our first “Hero Breakfast”- Be a hero for a kid !
Get your logo on our next calendar, contact us or check out the sponsor tab.

For the latest details go to the Kansas Firefighter Calendar Facebook page for pics and updates.

WHO CAN VIE FOR A SPOT ON THE CALENDAR?

Kansas firefighters (career, volunteer, & retired) including wildland firefighters who respond nationally!

We want only the best of the best!  Those working on health and fitness,  going above and beyond serving the community, with great character and honor.

HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND SHARE WITH THE WORLD…….

                         THE STRENGTH OF KANSAS! 

 

Never Forgetting Those Who Died In The Line Of Duty

Thank you for joining us in a wonderful mission to serve children, honor our fallen firefighters, share history, and encourage our Kansas Firefighters in maintaining and improving their health and fitness.

This year we want to give Kansas firefighters an opportunity to honor a fallen firefighter from their community.

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Pictured are Firefighter, Bill Gibbs, his family, and widow of Lieutenant Bryon Johnson, Ariana Davis.

The day of this shoot for the 2014 calendar was also “the first time the gear had been taken out of its box since his passing.” It was both tough and touching for all of us present that day. With Ariana’s help, Bill was able to honor his firefighter brother who also served for Sedgwick County Fire Department in a unique way and we are privileged to share that moment with you.

Below is a letter that went out September 24, 2013:

September 24th, 2007 is a significant date in our Department’s history:

On that day, a driver of a tractor-trailer rig disregarded and drove around detour signs ending up at a closed bridge.

The truck had to turn around because of the construction, and in doing so, struck a utility pole causing a live wire

carrying 7200 Volts to fall, igniting a grass fire.

Shortly before 14:00 hours, Lieutenant Bryon (Bubba) W. Johnson responded from Station 34 to that fire. He was

extinguishing the fire with a hand line off the squad when he made contact with the live wire that was roughly the

width of the line at the bottom of this page. Our own crews along with personnel from Sedgwick County EMS and

EagleMed worked feverishly to revive Bryon, but sadly he did not survive his injuries. The cause of death was listed

as electrocution.

Lt. Johnson was 32 years old and left behind a wife and two young sons. Many people on our department knew

Bubba well. He was a hard worker who had a great sense of humor. Everyone who worked with him for any amount

of time has a “Bubba” story. I have a few myself, as Bubba was on my crew the day I received my Lieutenant’s badge.

I encourage our newer members of the fire department to seek out those stories.

We honor those that came before us in many ways, but those that have made the ultimate sacrifice deserve much

more. Please take a moment to remember Sedgwick County Fire District 1 Lt. Bryon (Bubba) W. Johnson for his

dedication and service.

Respectfully,

Deputy Chief Craig A. Leu

Sedgwick County Fire District 1

The Kansas Firefighters Museum invites you to take a moment to remember the fallen firefighters in our state and

wishes to thank you for joining us in our efforts to provide “Coats For Kids.”

Welcome to the Kansas Firefighter Calendar Site!

 

THIS IS WHY WE DO THE KANSAS FIREFIGHTER CALENDAR!

WE NEED KANSAS FIREFIGHTERS TO HELP US HELP KIDS!

READ ON ABOUT OUR GREAT FIREFIGHTERS!

Mike Burke (Mr. January) lost 60lbs prior to participating in the calendar. Read a great article and watch a video about Mike put together by Via-Christi Health Systems.

Watch this spot, and our calendar pages, for more success stories about our firefighters and their journeys to fitness and health!

Our Journey, Continued…..

Join us in our mission to serve children, honor our fallen firefighters, share history, and encourage our Kansas firefighters maintaining and improving their health and fitness levels.

Our mission in regards to Coats For Kids is to reach out to serve children in poverty.

This includes, homeless children, children who seem to fall between the cracks, and families who are experiencing layoffs and dramatic loss of income, yet do not qualify for aid. A variety of sources help us identify kids who can benefit from our hard work. These sources include social workers, teachers, and firefighters. They, in turn, refer the children for our special “shopping day with a firefighter.”

Every year we serve over 500 children in Kansas.

Not only do we hope to accomplish the above goals, but we also hope to promote health and fitness for our Kansas firefighters. Why? Too many firefighters have died in the line of duty in our state. Heart attacks are the number one killers of firefighters. We encourage firefighters to continue to stay healthy and fit in order to survive the daily challenges that this job puts on their bodies.

Each year, firefighters from across the state are selected based on health and fitness, their service to their communities, and their team efforts within their departments. A judging event is held every year with local celebrity judges helping in the final selection.

We could not produce our Kansas Firefighter Calendar without the wonderful support of our sponsors and you! .

We represent the strength of Kansas in body, mind and spirit and keep our calendar respectable by focusing on health, fitness, safety and community service.

THIS YEAR WE INVITE FIREFIGHTERS WHO ENTER OUR EVENT TO HONOR A FALLEN FIREFIGHTER.  IF YOU ARE SELECTED AS A FINALIST, A SPECIAL MEMENTO SELECTED BY THE FAMILY OF A FALLEN KANSAS FIREFIGHTER YOU CHOOSE TO HONOR WILL BE INCLUDED IN YOUR PHOTO SHOOT (I.E. badge, helmet or other special memory)

Thank you for your support in this journey!
 

 

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