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BEWARE OF FRADULENT FIRE INSPECTORS

In recent years, the City of Torrance prosecuted two individuals and a fire protection company for posing as firefighters performing fire inspections of our local businesses. Our investigation revealed that the subjects would enter a business suggesting they represented the fire department and stating they were going to perform the "quarterly fire inspection." After these fraudulent inspections, businesses would receive an invoice for various services that were allegedly performed. This was then followed by "aggressive and professional collection efforts."

The Torrance Fire Department conducts fire inspections in all Torrance businesses once per calendar year. Business owners should not let anyone inspect their fire extinguishers, sprinkler system, alarm system, hood system, or any other fire protection device until requested by Torrance Fire Department personnel when performing these annual fire inspections.