Boise Firefighter's 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 Burn Out Fund was established October 7, 1964 by Boise Firefighters Local Union members during Fire Prevention Week. The Burn Out 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 Burn Out Fund assisted 58 families and/or individuals with lodging, food vouchers and/or financial assistance for a total of $24,000. The fund gave $3500 in charitable donations.
Contact: Scott Pruett, (208) 859-7116.
You can donate to the Burn Out Fund online using Paypal or a credit card. Checks payable to Burn Out Fund should be mailed to:
Boise Fire Department
Scott Pruett, Burn Out Fund
333 N. Mark Stall Place
Boise, ID 83704
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 website.