Sadly in recent weeks several fire departments in the province, and their communities, have been the subject of fraudulent fundraising activities.
Individuals have been calling residents of the communities and identifying themselves as a member of the local fire department. The caller would then advise the resident that they were conducting fundraising efforts for the fire department and seeking cash donations. In all reported instances, the fire departments mentioned were not conducting any fundraising and they do not raise funds in this manner. The fire departments involved have notified the RCMP and/or Municipal Police and we understand investigations are ongoing.
As this is not an isolated situation the Office of the Fire Commissioner (OFC) believes that passing this notice along to all fire departments in the province is vital to protecting our residents.
Lac Ste. Anne County Fire Services does not fundraise in this manner. Please report any phone calls you may receive promptly to the RCMP, or contact Fire Services at the County Administration Office 1-866- 880-5722