COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — The Colorado Springs Fire Department is warning businesses in our area of a Fire Marshal imposter seeking money from businesses.
CSFD tells us the person charges companies for their "work". CSFD inspectors will not request payments or collect money while doing inspections, while you may be invoiced for specific inspections, payments are not collected by the inspectors themselves.
"Be diligent in who you hire and if someone is dropping in on you it's worth taking a second look at," says Deputy Fire Marshal Kris Cooper.
CSFD inspectors will always have proper ID card credentials with them, just because
someone is in uniform does not mean they are legitimate, asking for credentials is always okay if something seems off.
You can see CSFD's initial post on the matter below.
#ColoradoSpringsFire ALERT there is a company operating in the city falsely claiming to be a Colorado Springs Fire Marshal & requiring fire extinguisher inspections. This company is not affiliated with CSFD. If contacted call CSFD at 385-5978 to report this.— CSFD PIO (@CSFDPIO) March 31, 2023
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