Firefighter Tom Stanley strikes pose for charity
July 4, 2008 · Updated 11:34 AM
Bremerton firefighter Tom Stanley did his best to hide his pose from his fellow firefighters, but a segment on the television show Evening Magazine blew his cover.
I kept it pretty quiet about being in the calendar, and theres another guy I work with that was in the calendar before and I didnt tell him either, said Stanley, who posed for the month of July in the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters (WSCFF) Burn Foundations 2005 calendar.
However, when he arrived for duty after the segment appeared, Stanley said the previous shift greeted him with applause and hand shakes that he didnt expect.
I didnt know what was going on, but they said, We saw you on TV last night and youre a big star, Stanley said.
Stanley, who is the youngest of five firefighting brothers, said three of his brothers had a great time doing the calendar five years ago.
I decided it would be a great bonding experience between my brothers and me, he said.
While his older brothers never pushed him to be a firefighter, Stanley said he enjoyed hanging out at the fire station with his brothers.
I think just being around it got me interested in it, he said. I started pursuing it after I got of high school and became a resident firefighter at South Kitsap.
Being together at the calendar shoot wasnt the first time Stanley has had the opportunity