Henrico Fire warns residents of scam asking for donations

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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The Henrico County Fire Department warned residents on Wednesday of a scam where someone asks for donations on behalf of Henrico Fire.

A spokesperson for Henrico County Fire said the department has been told that “several residents have been contacted” in the scheme. In an email, Henrico Fire said that it will never ask for donations from residents. 

“Henrico Fire does not collect donations. Do not give any money or financial information to someone that claims to be collecting donations for Henrico Fire,” Capt. Rob Rowley wrote in an email. 

“Henrico Fire is a taxpayer supported division of the government of Henrico County and will never solicit our residents for donations.  If anyone does wish to make a donation that supports the mission of Henrico Fire or its employees, that may want to consider the Henrico Firefighter Foundation or the Henrico Firefighters and Families Charitable Foundation.” 

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