Firefighter reassigned over calendar

April 29, 2011 at 4:30 AM

PHILADELPHIA, April 29 (UPI) -- Fire officials in Philadelphia said a firefighter was reassigned after "showing nipples" in a picture taken for a charity calendar.

Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers said Jack Slivinski, 31, has been removed from his position with Engine 1 and is being investigated for violating several protocols when he posed for photographer Katherine Kostreva's charity calendar, the Philadelphia Daily News reported Thursday.

"We get letters from children. They look up to us," Ayers said. "We cannot allow them to be showing nipples in photographs of Philadelphia firefighters."

Bill Gault, president of Fire Fighters Local 22, said he wants Slivinski returned to his position.

"They've stopped giving him overtime and detailed him out to some other unit. It's foolish ... I just want them to give the kid his spot back," Gault said.

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