FDNY calendar features first female firefighter

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In a photo provided by the New York City Fire Department, firefighter Danae Mines autographs a copy of the 2015 Calendar of Heroes, which features her as Miss March, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 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 of hard bodies. (AP Photo/FDNY)
The front cover of the 150th anniversary edition of the "Calendar of Heroes," provided by the FDNY, features firefighter Joseph Conforti, a 9-year vet assigned to Ladder Co. 163.
In this image released by The Martha Stewart Show, host Martha Stewart, center, holds a calendar as she is kissed by New York firefighter Jose Cordero, right, as fellow firefighter David Dilsa looks on during an appearance on "The Martha Stewart Show," Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, in New York. The men are featured in The Official 2012 Calendar of Heroes with proceeds going to the FDNY Foundation which focuses on educating the public about fire safety. (AP Photo/The Martha Stewart Show, Rob Tannenbaum)
After signing his picture as "Mr. February," firefighter Victor Leoncavallo returns a calendar to a fan during the launch party for the Fire Department of New York firefighters 2006 Calendar of Heroes in New York, Thursday, July 21, 2005. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
New York firefighters Alex Clavijo, left, Bundy Chung, center, James Gavin, second from right, and Joseph Cammarata hold up the February photo of Chung as they pose for photographers during a promotional event for the FDNY's 2005 Calender of Heroes, Monday, July 12, 2004 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Ortal Lavian, left, of Queens, N.Y., gets a photo taken with firefighter Philip Pape, who is "Mr. December" in the 2006 Calendar of Heroes of New York Fire Department firefighters, during the calendar's launch party in New York, Thursday, July 21, 2005. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Firefighter Tom Caruso, also known as Mr. August, jokes around as he autographs his page in the 2003 Calendar of Heroes, Monday July 1, 2002, in New York. A portion of the profits from the sale of the beefcake-style calendar will be donated to the FDNY Fire Safety Education Fund and is dedicated to the 343 firefighters who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett)
Carolyn Papazis, right, photographs Heather Woods, center, with some of the firefighters who posed for the FDNY's Calender of Heroes during a promotional event for the calender, Monday, July 12, 2004 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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NEW YORK (AP) - The FDNY calendar has a new look.

For the first time, a female firefighter appears in the famed charity calendar of hard bodies.

Danae Mines of Engine Co. 6 in the South Bronx is Miss March. She signed calendars in Times Square on Tuesday.

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The 11-year veteran booked the part after attending an open call for firefighters last year. She says she was discouraged from trying out at first because of her gender.

Mines is one of only 41 female firefighters in the department.

The Calendar of Heroes celebrates the 150th anniversary of the fire department and features pictures of attractive firefighters for every month of the year. It went on sale Tuesday for $15.95. Proceeds go to the FDNY Foundation, which promotes fire safety education.

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