A 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Founded in Boise, Idaho. Our mission is to raise money to support fire prevention education programs and to provide emergency financial support through the Boise and Meridian Fire Department's Burn-Out Funds. These funds provide emergency assistance to local community members displaced by fire disasters.

"Through the Eye of a Firefighter" is Brandon's work as he was passionate about the fire service, training and EMS. Brandon passed on November 21st, 2013 after undergoing a surgery to repair a back injury suffered while on duty. This is one of many reminders Brandon left for us to reflect upon. RFB #ThroughTheEyeOfAFirefighter"

Make a Donation to Light My Fire, Inc.

Support the Boise and Meridian Fire Departments' educational programs and burn out funds! All amounts accepted, no donation is too small.

Tickets Go On Sale 12/23 at 8:00AM - Limited Number Available

This photo was taken of the McCleary Band playing at Mile High Arena in McCall, Idaho.

The McCleary Band

Performing At The Gala


The McCleary Band plays various venues around the Treasure Valley and McCall featuring Rock, Folk Rock, Country and Americana.  This includes dance music or just plain ole fashion kick back sounds. Covering bands such as Robert Earl Keen, The Derailers, The Beatles, John Hiatt, Marshal Tucker, and some mixed up blues you are sure to start tapping your toes with enjoyment. One of their most cherished accomplishments is winning “The Battle of the Bands” competition at Ste. Chapelle Winery.  Their band includes retired firefighter - Dennis Cleary on bass, acoustic guitar, harmonica and lead vocals; Rick Delyea on lead guitar and vocals; Jerry Smith on drums, harmonica and backup vocals; Cathy Jager on vocals and tambourine; Rose Cleary on guitar. If you are interested in booking them for one of your events, call Dennis at (208)724-5557.

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Why we do what we do


Founded in Boise, Idaho in 1993, Light My Fire, Inc. is proud to work closely with the Boise and Meridian Fire Departments to raise funds and plan events to meet the financial needs to provide fire prevention education such as the fire safe house. The fire safe house provides fire safety education to elementary age children and teaches children how to escape and survive if presented in a fire situation.

Light My Fire, Inc. also provides support to burn out funds associated with the Boise Fire Department and Meridian Fire Department. The burn out funds provide direct and immediate financial support to community members affected by fire.



Education & Fire Safety are #1 at Light My Fire


Fire Safety education is key for preventing disasters with children, even as they grow into adults.

The Meridian Fire Safe House had over 10,000 children in 2010 learn about fire safety, prevention, and preparedness.

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A Special Thanks to Our Generous Supporters, Donors and Committee Members


Committee Members

  • Stephen Cilley, Ataraxis
  • Dane Oldham, Boise Fire Department
  • Bob Ricketts
  • Anthony Andrisek, Boise Fire Department
  • Roy Boehm, Boise Fire Department
  • Brian Slater, FRSTeam Fabric Restoration
  • Angie Brown, Hewlett-Packard
  • Herb Griffin, Meridian Fire Department
  • Joe Bongiorno, Meridian Fire Department
  • Jerin Jones, Meridian Fire Local 4627
  • Bob Ricketts, Ricketts & Associates
  • Rachael Powell, Ricketts & Associates
  • Nicholette Palmer, Touchstone Claims
  • Carolyn Oldham, Fireman’s Mom
  • Susan Powell
  • Stacey Griffin, Meridian Fire Department
  • Logan Wetherholt, CTR
  • Eric Hershberger, Paul Davis

2019 Donors & Supporters

  • 10 Barrel Brewery
  • Alaska National
  • Anderson Reserve Butchery
  • Base Camp Pong & Axe
  • Beau Ties LTD of Vermont
  • Beniton Construction
  • Boise Brewing
  • Bonnie Hopper
  • Brad Lowman
  • Carolyn Oldham
  • Chase Christopher Creative LLC
  • Corey Langdon
  • Crissie Kay Linhart
  • D Kelcher Woodcraft
  • Disaster Kleenup
  • Dunnigan Creek Designs
  • Dutch Brothers
  • Eileen Day
  • Fire House Subs
  • Herb & Stacey Griffin
  • Hickory Farms
  • Idaho Shakespeare
  • Joe Bongiorno
  • Johnson & Company, CPA
  • Judy Gerhart
  • Kerrie Ogden
  • Koenig Vineyards
  • Law Office of Wendy M. Powell
  • Lee White
  • Lost Grove
  • Mardi Welborn
  • Melting Pot
  • Meridian Library District
  • Meridian Walmart
  • Michael & Suzie Powell
  • Murray's Chevron
  • Nick & Andrea Bradshaw
  • Paige Nielebeck
  • PM Claims
  • Randy Spiwak
  • Realty Management Associates Inc.
  • Wingers
  • Roy Boehm
  • St. Chappelle
  • The Roost
  • Treasure Valley Tattoo Removal
  • Verkerk Urban Homestead
  • WebMarkets Digital Marketing
  • Addi's Apiary
  • Alicia Mathson
  • Angie Lowman
  • BC Photography
  • Belfor
  • Boise Art Glass
  • Boise Co-Op
  • Boot Barn
  • Cactus Pete's Resort Casino
  • CC's Boutique
  • Complete Restoration Services
  • Craig Stein Distributors
  • CTR-Clean Up & Total Restoration
  • Dale Curtis
  • Double Dutch Photography
  • Dusty & Kay Lynn Cooper
  • Edge Brewing Company
  • Eric Souza
  • FRSTeam by Custom
  • Heritage Reflections
  • Higgins & Rutledge
  • Janene Webster
  • John Wilson
  • Jon Albertson
  • Kara Szigeti
  • Kneaders
  • Lauretta Lamp
  • Leap Fox Learning
  • Light My Fire Committee
  • Lowes
  • Mary Cahoon
  • Meridian Fire Department
  • Meridian Mayor's Office
  • Meriwether Cider
  • Morrizon Bees
  • Nelson Professional Group
  • Numzann Safaris
  • Pam Orr
  • RAK Photography
  • RC Willey
  • Reason Photography
  • Renaissance Fire Cadets
  • Sonja Johnson
  • The Milled Olive
  • Trader Joe's Meridian
  • UltraClean Water & Fire Restoration
  • Waxie

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Office: 208.484.7272



10062 W Fairview Ave Ste100,
Boise, ID 83704