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UPDATE: Firefighters exceed fundraising goal

Posted at 11:22 PM, Jun 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-07 23:07:15-04
UPDATE: The firefighters raised more than their $75,000 goal, which will go toward The Burn Survivor Initiative.
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- We see firefighters in our communities all the time, but not like Friday night.
Firefighters for the city of Las Vegas took part in their annual bachelor auction fundraiser at the Foundry at SLS.
Twelve of them strutted their stuff for a good cause.
The goal was to raise $75,000 for The Burn Survivor Initiative, a program that provides medical and emotional assistance to local burn survivors.
Women made up most of the audience, including the fire department's uniform supplier, Rosie Matuke.
"I usually dress them up," Matuke said. "Now they're taking their clothes off so I want to be there."
Each bachelor came attached with a date package. Some were as enticing as a week-long trip to Cabo, Mexico.
Then it's time for the auction.
"Being around all these beautiful ladies is a little bit of a task," said Nate Leavitt, one of the bachelor firefighters up for auction. "Kind of scary."
Gregg Burns, another firefighter bachelor, said tongue-in-cheek he's been working out and eating clean for the last three months in preparation for this.
There was a lot of joking around about the bachelor auction, but everyone knew they were there for a reason.
"It's an amazing thing for all these kids and families that have had a terrible thing happen to them," Leavitt said.
As one of the event sponsors said, what's donated in Vegas stays in Vegas.