May day for fire­fighter

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THINGS have heated up re­cently and not just with the weather.

Como fire­fighter Mark Friend will be grac­ing the walls around Perth as the cover man and Mr May in the 2015 Perth Fire­fighter’s Cal­en­dar.

The cal­en­der will help fundraise for Princess Mar­garet Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion to support the PMH Burns Unit.

The an­nual fire­fighter’s cal­en­dar has raised more than $500,000 for the foun­da­tion to support the Burns Unit at PMH over the past seven years.

This year funds will go to­wards the pur­chase of a Lu­me­nis Car­bon Diox­ide Laser, which will be used for pa­tients with sig­nif­i­cant hy­per­trophic burns scar­ring.

PMH Foun­da­tion chief ex­ec­u­tive Denys Pearce said the foun­da­tion was “enor­mously grate­ful” to the firies who put their bod­ies on the line to raise money for chil­dren.

“With more than 5000 burns out­pa­tient ap­point­ments each year at PMH, the new equip­ment funded by the Fire­fighter’s Cal­en­dar will make a sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ence to the qual­ity of life of a huge num­ber of chil­dren in WA,” he said.

■ Cal­en­dars are avail­able on­line at www.pmh­foun­da­ or from the Vol­un­teer’s Kiosk at PMH.

Pic­ture: Perth Fire­fight­ers Cal­en­dar

Mark Friend is Mr May.

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