SUMMIT, NJ - They are known for putting out blazes and keeping the Hilltop City safe, but now some of Summit's firefighters are getting ready to set the runway on fire.

That is because Family and Children's Services is getting set to adorn the red carpet with the latest fashions when it presents the 5th Annual Red Carpet Party at the Canoe Brook Country Club on March 2.

The evening will feature a fashion show showcasing haute couture hot off the runway of New York Fashion Week from designer Sareh Nouri of New York, as well as Millburn-Short Hills retailers Bloomingdale’s, Schultz & M. Blaustein and Dressed by Lori.

Sign Up for E-News

Although the ladies’ fashions will be showcased, the true stars of the runway will be the Summit Fire Department Firefighters, who will model tuxedos from Coleman's in Millburn.

“Men’s fashions are a new segment to our fashion show this year, and we are extremely excited to have the Summit Firemen join us on the runway," said Leslie Patrizio, the event's producer.

The evening begins with cocktails at 7 p.m. followed by dinner and the fashion show. Tickets are priced at $100 per person and can be purchased by visiting  For more information regarding the event, contact Leslie Patrizio at

Family and Children’s Services is an independent non-profit behavioral health and social service agency serving Union County and the surrounding area, with a priority on serving those most vulnerable. Founded in 1893, the Agency focuses its efforts on at-risk, disadvantaged and traumatized children, youth and families. For more information visit

Sponsors for the 5th Annual Red Carpet Party are Frontline Insurance (title sponsor), Investors Bank Foundation, The Rubino OB/GYN Group, Dun & Bradstreet, MCM, Wine Library, Arista Capital, Audi Bridgewater & Mendham, Bloomingdale’s Short Hills, Graham-Pelton Consulting, Schultz & M.Blaustein, ShopRite and Charleston Shoe Co. Spring Lake.

Canoe Brook Country Club is located at 1108 Morris Turnpike.