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BEWARE of fraudulent “Fire Inspectors”

The Kern County Fire Department has found that individuals and a fire protection company posing as firefighters are performing unnecessary inspections at local businesses.

These subjects will enter a business suggesting they represent the department and state that they are going to perform the “quarterly fire inspection”. After these fraudulent inspections..., businesses would receive an invoice for services that were allegedly performed. This is then followed by “aggressive and professional collection efforts”.

The Kern County Fire Department conducts fire inspections in all Kern businesses once per calendar year. Business owners should not let anyone inspect their fire extinguisher, sprinkler system or alarm system, unless you know they are legitimate or until requested by Kern County Fire Department personnel when performing their annual fire inspections.

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