SCAM ALERT: Oakville Fire Warns of Possible Scam


If someone offers you a free smoke detector inspection in Oakville over the phone or at your front door - and claims to be supported by the Oakville Fire Department - don’t fall for it, say officials.

"The fire department does not, under any circumstances, randomly call homeowners to offer inspections and we're urging residents to be very cautious when dealing with solicitors claiming otherwise," said Fire Chief Brian Durdin.

"It's also important to know that when crews go door-to-door as part of our home fire safety campaign they always arrive in a fire truck, in uniform and with proper identification."

The only time the Oakville Fire department inspects smoke alarm systems or carbon monoxide detectors is by request of the homeowner.

Residents contacted by companies claiming to be affiliated with the fire department are being asked to notify the fire prevention office at 905-338-4404.

Click here for more information about home fire safety.

Photo courtesy of the Oakville Professional Firefighters Association

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