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FDNY calendar features first female firefighter

FDNY calendar features first female firefighter

MISS MARCH:Firefighter Danae Mines autographs a copy of the 2015 Calendar of Heroes, which features her as Miss March, Tuesday, July 15, in New York's Times Square. Mines, of Engine Co. 6 in the South Bronx, is an 11-year veteran, one of only 41 female firefighters in the department, and the first female firefighter to appear in the famed charity calendar. Photo: Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — They’re New York’s bravest — and some of the hottest, too. The new FDNY calendar is out and for the first time ever, a female firefighter appears in the charity fundraiser of hard bodies.

She’s Danae Mines of Engine Company 6 in the South Bronx. Mines is the new Miss March.

She signed calendars in Times Square yesterday and is one of only 41 female firefighters in the New York department.

The Calendar of Heroes celebrates the 150th anniversary of the fire department.

The calendar sells for about $16 with the proceeds going to the FDNY Foundation.

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