The Westport Fire Department is warning residents to be on alert for possible scam phone calls that claim to be collecting donations for the Westport Volunteer Fire Department.
Fire officials said the callers identify themselves as the Fire Department Foundation, which is not an organization the fire department works with.
There are two fundraising organizations with the Westport Fire Department - the Westport Volunteer Fire Department & the Westport Uniformed Firefighters Charitable Foundation. Both are registered with the URS as nonprofit organizations.
Fire officials warned that anyone representing the “Fire Department Foundation” is not working with the Westport Fire Department and that the calls may be a scam.