Boise Fire Fighters Local 149 Burnout Fund

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.

Logo that read Boise Firefighters Burnout Fund


You can donate to the Burnout Fund online using Paypal or a credit card.

Donate Online

Checks payable to the "Burnout Fund" should be mailed to:

Boise Fire Department
Scott Pruett, Burnout Fund
333 N. Mark Stall Place
Boise, ID 83704


You can contact the Burnout Fund by calling (208) 859-7116.

Fundraising Events

The Burnout Fund is funded by numerous fundraisers throughout the year and donations from the public. We work very closely with many restoration companies, including Light My Fire Auction/Golf tournament committee.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Light My Fire, Inc.

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