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Omaha chief says firefighter charity calendar isn’t in line with mission statement

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Omaha, Nebraska Fire Chief Dan Olsen put a stop to this year’s version of a topless firefighter calendar. The chief told Emily Nohr at Omaha World-Herald that the calendar is not in line with the department’s mission statement.

Emily Nohr, Omaha World-Herald:

“We want you to be able to hang that calendar on the wall at your office or your refrigerator at home,” he said. “That type of calendar doesn’t portray that image.”

Those who supported the effort say it was a popular idea that in the past has raised money that benefited the community.

“From our perspective, it’s not our top priority, but we thought it was a good cause,” said fire union treasurer Trevor Towey. “We thought it was done tastefully.”

The 2017 calendar featured topless male firefighters holding dogs from local shelters.

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