FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Herb Griffin, 760-839-5400
The Escondido Fire Department advises local businesses to be aware of a scam involving bogus fire inspectors. Individuals are showing up at local businesses and claiming that the Fire Department sent them. They then walk around the premises for a visual inspection and give a bill to the business as they are completing the "inspection". Actual inspections by the Escondido Fire Department are conducted by the agency’s uniformed personnel. If there is a fee involved, the invoice will come from the City of Escondido.
If you think an inspection may be a scam, please call Escondido Fire Department at 760-839-5400.