Firefighters, fashion good charitable mix

Fashion Inferno raises more than $15,000 for the Victoria Firefighters Charitable Foundation

Watching firefighters and others parade on the catwalk in Capital Iron’s lower lot is becoming somewhat of a late summer tradition.

This year’s edition of Fashion Inferno, held Aug. 15, picked up where it left off last summer, raising more than $15,000 for the Victoria Firefighters Charitable Foundation. Attendees partook of food created by chefs from local restaurants and got a glimpse of some of the hottest fall fashions from area boutiques, the most popular of which were the items modelled by local firefighters.

The foundation provides help to various groups around Greater Victoria, including local elementary schools, the Victoria Women’s Sexual Assault Centre, Terry Fox Foundation and the B.C. Professional Firefighters Burn Fund.