Matt's hot in firefighter calendar

Caloundra firefighter Matt Keating is appearing in the 2011 Firefighters Calendar.
Caloundra firefighter Matt Keating is appearing in the 2011 Firefighters Calendar. Contributed

BEING a hero is in his blood.

But the genetics of a calendar pin-up?

Caloundra firefighter Matt Keating is not quite so sure as he enters new territory as one of three Sunshine Coast firefighters to appear in the 2011 Firefighters Calendar.

The 25-year-old son of a Caloundra QFRS area director required some serious convincing before he became the service’s latest calendar model.

“There’s a lot of good things I have going for me in my life,” Matt said.

“And this was just one way I could give back to children who haven’t been so lucky.

“Besides, I got to hang out down at the beach for my shoot which is where I tend to be found when not at work anyway.”

Matt’s career path was set from the very beginning.

As a two-year-old, he would visit his father, Jeff, at his office at the Roma Street station in Brisbane.

The family legacy began with Jeff’s uncle and also continued with Jeff’s brothers.

“All I can really do is my best and hopefully one day, I will live up to the reputation set before me,” Matt said.

Calendar sales have raised more than $650,000 for the Royal Children’s Hospital Burns Centre.

The 2011 calendar also includes 11 other firefighters from across Queensland (see our gallery).

It can be purchased at The Coffee Club stores, the Ekka, or at

What would be your ultimate calendar? Leave your comments below ...

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Whitsundays wins at Australian Tourism Awards

Ocean Rafting takes the gold in the Major Tour and Transport Operator category at the 2018 Australian Tourism Awards.

Best in the tourism business, Whitsundays wins gold .

Airlie Beach PO boxes on the move to Jubilee Pocket

Airlie Beach post office boxes situated at the Whitsunday Shopping Centre will move to Jubilee Pocket.

Cannonvale PO boxes on the move to Jubilee Pocket.

Sharks, sharks and more sharks

DOUBLE HOOK-UP: Japanese fishing guru Takuma Hata reels in the big barra at Lake Proserpine at the weekend with ABT champion angler Craig Griffiths.

Sharks, sharks and more sharks.

Local Partners