Donny Green, DeKalb County Fire Chief, is issuing a public announcement on behalf of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department:
“Our department has received several inquiries from DeKalb County residents about telephone solicitations asking for donations to help the local fire department. DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department does not use telephone solicitation to ask for donations, nor does the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department hire private fundraising companies to solicit on behalf of the department.”
Chief Green says that the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department only raises funds through community efforts like fish fries, auctions, or food booth at the Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree.
If you receive one of these telephone solicitations, you should thoroughly question the caller about what department they represent and then follow up by contacting the fire department to make sure these efforts are legitimate.