Firefighter Calendar Starts Fresh With Relaunch

DENVER (CBS4)– A benefit calendar that was the subject of an attorney general investigation is getting a new start as Colorado Firefighter Calendar, Inc.

Kristen Hamling used to run a group called “Fired Up For Kids” and claimed all the proceeds from a firefighter calendar were donated to Children’s Hospital.

A CBS4 On Your Side investigation found Hamling may have used some of the money for personal use. The money was used on perchases that included a trip to Disneyland, a fitness center, pet store, restarurants, groceries and liquor.

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The group that has taken over the calendar is re-launching and ready for a new year.

“Everyone was just chomping at the bit to get going again and we have 100 percent of their support,” said Colorado Firefighter Calendar, Inc. member Perry Palmer.

The new non-profit Colorado Firefighter Calendar, Inc. debuted the 2012 calendar Thursday. The new group said they are looking to the future.

“We anticipate all of our events superseding any other event we’ve done in the past,” said Colorado Firefighter Calendar member Barbara Brooks.

Boulder Firefighter Tyler Capron is featured on this month’s calendar page and believes this fresh start will be just what the organization needs.

“We were all disappointed Fired Up For Kids ended but we are excited Colorado Firefighter Calendar, Inc. has started,” said Capron.

The new charity said they’re hoping to not just restart the right way but also bring in even more money to help kids.

“Some of the firefighters have been selling the new calendar and they’ve been selling off the shelf like crazy,” said Palmer.

The new organization said they don’t have financial goals set just yet but they know they’ve got the support of firefighters and the community.

The Denver District Attorney continues to investigate the case against Hamling.


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