ARVADA, Colo. (CBS4) – The Arvada Fire Department wants people to beware of a scam. The warning comes after a woman received calls from someone claiming to be raising money for the firefighters hurt in a recent house fire.
The two firefighters were injured working a house fire last week on Union Boulevard. They were burned on their arms and backs and spent a few days in the hospital.
The scammer told the woman he was with the Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Foundation but gave the wrong address. Arvada fire says there is a fund set up with the same name but says they never call asking for money.
“Right now we’re just really shocked and pretty angry that some of our firefighters got hurt protecting the public and they’re trying to take advantage of that,” Scott Pribble with Arvada fire said.
To help the injured firefighters, the legitimate fund is:
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Foundation
ATTN: Arvada Fire Fighters
Denver, CO 80205