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St. Catharines Officials Respond to Shirtless Firefighter Calendar Decision

The City of St. Catharines has released a statement, about the decision to no longer support a shirtless firefighter calendar.

Deputy CAO David Oakes says the decision was about respect and dignity in the workplace, not about charity.

Fire Chief Jeff McCormick says the Fire Combat Team could still make the calendar, but the city will not support it if the firefighters are partially undressed.

"It means the City will not allow the use of City resources, equipment, uniforms, logos to be used in the production of the calendar in its current format. We remain hopeful, however, that this annual fundraiser can be re-envisioned in a manner that Fire Services and the City can support."

The 2020 calendar raised money for Pathstone.

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