This morning, I was checking out FiregroundVideo.com (another site I run that is auto-fed youtube videos on fire service topics). One video caught my eye about dancing firefighters. I watched it and it led me to Fashion on Fire (FashiononFire.com).
Fashion on Fire is a charity event hosted by the Edmonton Firefighters.
All I can say is WOW! These guys really know how to raise money, have fun, and entertain the crowd. These guys have obviously put a lot of time and effort into this event, choreographing, and practicing.
They are currently working on getting video posted from the 2010 event, but they have plenty to share from 2009. I will post an article with 2010 videos when they are available.
In 2009 they raised $25k for their charities. The 2010 event figures are not in yet, but they expect the money raised to be around $55k.
With seats going for $150 and an expectation of a complete sellout in 2011, I can only imagine that this event has raised a good bit of coin for the charities. Those charities are Muscular Dystrophy Canada, The Edmonton Firefighters Memorial, and the Firefighters Burn Treatment Society Edmonton Chapter.
Just watch some of the videos below. You can find all of the video from the 2009 event here.