The heat was rising Tuesday afternoon and it wasn't just the temperatures.
Fashion Week of Rochester got underway with some help from the Rochester Fire Department.
Uniformed members of the City of Rochester Fire Department will be among the people walking the runway as the show starts.
"I'm just happy to be a part of it. I'm happy to just represent and go out there and have a good time and raise money," said Isaiah Hilare, a Rochester firefighter.
People in both professional wear and athletic wear will also be strutting their stuff at the tent on Highland Drive near Midtown Athletic Club.
This is the ninth year for Fashion Week, which supports programs and services at The Center for Youth while also showing the work of emerging and well-known designers.