PUEBLO—The City of Pueblo and Pueblo Fire Department have been made aware of an ongoing scam related to public interaction with the Fire Department.
There is a fake solicitation asking citizens to join a Pueblo Fire Department support group with a one time registrations fee. This is not a real request of the Pueblo Fire Department and should be recognized as a scam.
“Pueblo Fire Department will never ask citizens for a registration fee or payment of any kind,” said Chief of Pueblo Fire Department Barb Huber. “Our services are paid for by the taxpayers and if we ever do some kind of fundraising effort, it will be communicated explicitly our intentions to generate revenue. Sometimes you may see firefighters ask for a donation like when we do something such as “Fill the Boot.”
The City of Pueblo and Pueblo Fire Department urge citizens to be aware of a potential scam caller stating or asking individuals to join a Pueblo Fire Department support group and to not give any personal information, form of payment or any other compromising data. There is no such group sanctioned by the Pueblo Fire Department.
“We are not outreaching to the community for a support group at this time and encourage the public to ignore, decline or report these calls,” said Chief Huber.
For any questions or concerns related to Pueblo Fire Department protocol or public outreach, please contact 719-553-2830 for clarification or further information.