Chief William Page tells TV5 that the two departments are not doing any kind of fundraising at this time, but that someone claiming to be a fire fighter is using the departments’ names to raise money.
A viewer contacted TV5, and said they received a phone call from an alleged Waterville firefighter collecting donations for charity.
When the woman said she wasn’t interested, the caller was rude and hung up.
Viewers from Monson and Bangor say they too were contacted by a fire fighter trying to raise money.
Chief Page says his department has strict guidelines when doing any fundraising campaigns.
TV5 confirmed that the Maine state federation of firefighters is fundraising at this time.
If you are uncertain about any callers claiming to be from your local fire department, you’re urged to call the fire station to make sure it is legitmate.