The second annual event is family-friendly and features not only the competition, but live band, food, beverages, vender booths and the Hunks and Ladders fire engine.
He said the day is all about raising awareness and funds for three deserving charities: A Special Wish Foundation Inc, Miami Valley Firefighter/EMS Memorial Association, and Pink Ribbon Driven.
"What we are looking for is guys who will sell calendars, come to the events and get into it," Preston added.
Judges -- this writer included -- will select the top 12 firefighters for this year's Hunks and Ladders calendar.
A champion will be belted.
The new Hunks and Ladders group picks up the charity firefighter calendar tradition that started in the 1980s and was an annual must-have until the calendar publication ceased in 2004.
Want to go?
WHAT: Hunks and Ladders Firefighter Combat Challenge
WHEN: Begins at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 22
WHERE:The Greene,4450 Buckeye Ln, Beavercreek, OH 45440
INFO: www.hunksandladders.org or Facebook