Boise Fire Department
News Release

Dennis Doan
Boise Fire Chief

Contact: Char Jackson
(208) 570-6548

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, September 01, 2017

Boise Fire Warning: Magnet Company Claims BFD Endorsement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 29, 2017

The Boise Fire Department has become aware of a fire safety magnet business that may be asserting a relationship with the department.  The company sells ad space on large, refrigerator style magnets and claims they are working with the Boise Fire Department. This company appears related to a company that did similar promotions back in 2013. At that time, BFD requested the Idaho Office of the Attorney General to assist in discouraging the company from making these false claims.

On August 25, Deputy Chief Romeo Gervais spoke with someone at the magnet company who stated they had worked with the Boise Fire Department several years ago and had customers in our area interested in doing the program again. Chief Gervais reminded the vendor of a previous cease and desist letter and communication from the Attorney General’s office. 

The Boise Fire Department wants local businesses to be aware of any company claiming to have a relationship with the BFD. The Boise Fire Departments invites residents and business owners to contact us at 208-570-6500 if they ever have questions regarding solicitations associated with the fire service.