Thursday, December 1, 2016
The Northshore Fire Department received a report about two individuals that were knocking on doors in their neighborhood in Kenmore stating they were from the "fire department" and were offering a free inspection of their smoke detectors.
These individuals were not dressed in fire department uniforms nor did they present any type of fire department identification. The Northshore Fire Department is not participating in any type of smoke detector servicing or replacement program at this time.
We do not know who is out soliciting citizens for these services. We assume that these individuals are using the fire department name to gain trust for commercial purposes or who know some type of a criminal activity.
--LFP Police Chief Sutton