FORMER Bonnyrigg resident Scott Ashton is turning up the heat after featuring in this year's NSW Firefighters Calendar with his son Tanah.
The 39-year-old has featured in the past three editions of the calendar, with last year's edition raising more than $40,000.
But this year he wanted his son Tanah to feature in it with him because he wanted the six-year-old to be a part of what he was doing, as well as giving back to the community.
"All funds raised from selling these calendars go towards the burns unit and the Children's Hospital at Westmead," he said.
"It's a lot of hard work preparing for the photo shoot because we train so hard and are on a strict diet, but once we go to the hospital and hand over the cheque, it makes it all worth it."
His son Tanah said he enjoyed the photo shoot because he got to wear a helmet and hold an axe, just like his dad.
"I want to be a firefighter when I get older so that I can pick up Dad in the fire truck and we can work together," he said.
Mr Ashton, who features in December, said that once the calendar was printed he visited different shopping centres across Sydney, including Bonnyrigg Plaza, and sold them for $10 each.
"I hear so many stories when selling the calendars," he said. "Some people buy it because they have a link to the hospital and they tell me their story.
"It's surprising to see what some children go through."
Mr Ashton has been a firefighter for more than 16 years.
While currently based at Kings Cross, he has also been a firie at Smithfield and Fairfield.
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