Fire strikes suddenly. Adults and children must leave a burning home without hesitation and leave behind all material possessions. Where does a family get help if their home is destroyed by fire? Food, clothing, coats, shoes and a place to sleep are immediate needs of fire victims.
The Burnout Fund was established October 7, 1964 by Boise Firefighters Local Union members during Fire Prevention Week. The Burnout Fund provides short term assistance to families whose homes are destroyed by fire. A Burnout Fund Rep provides immediate assistance to an individual/family, one night voucher for lodging at Candlewood Suites (through CandleWood Cares program), and contacts the American Red Cross on the victims behalf.
In 2017, the Burnout Fund assisted 58 families and/or individuals with lodging, food vouchers and/or financial assistance for a total of $24,000. The fund gave $3,500 in charitable donations.