Puerto Vallarta Lifeguards and Firefighters are turning up the heat by releasing a 2014 calendar that will be instrumental in raising funds for their projects. The calendar was launched at a private party with live entertainment, raffles and more. Several calendar 'models' were in hand as a token of gratitude for all the efforts to make their programs possible.

‚ÄúThis event serves as a reminder of the enormous risks taken by emergency responders on a daily basis"  remarked Elroy Quenroe who graciously donated his winnings back from the 50/50 raffle "We are grateful for your life-saving efforts and public service to all of us in Puerto Vallarta and throughout Banderas Bay."     Carol Clarke was one of the first to purchase the $200 peso 14-month calendars, adding "First responders are the unsung heroes who respond day and night to life threatening situations without hesitation or delay and deserve tonight's recognition."

Calendars are available for purchase at Salud Super Food, PVRPV.com office and Deja New Consignment in Emiliano Zapata; and The Coffee Cup and Alexander A Salon in Marina Vallarta. Calendars cost $200 pesos each, with 100% of the proceeds for the Puerto Vallarta Fire Department's training and education programs.  

Sponsors for the 2014 calendar include Andales on the Bay, Apaches, Banderas News, Bert & Cindy Ramirez, Bravo's, Casa Isabel, Chuck Mallery & Wally Demary Jr., Diana's Tours, Encuentros, JB's on Olas Altas, Marcelo Mico, Margaret Souder & Mickey Adams, PVRPV.com, Rich Kaufman, Royal-Albion Property Management, Salud Super Food, Alphonse Swimwear and Timothy Real Estate Group. The calendar production team includes Josef Kandoll Wepplo (photography), John McCloud (copywriting), John Stewart (graphic design),  Alex Daoud (makeup and hair) and Dora Robles (translation).  Gary Green and Tim Longpre are once again overseeing the project.