Fire department warns residents of fundraiser scam

(Above) This form appears at the bottom of a letter sent to area residents.  The Clear Lake Fire Department is NOT conducting this fundraiser.

The Clear Lake Fire Department is warning residents to be aware of a possible scam.

CLFD Public Information Officers Josh Pokorney and Dave Sims said the department was notified last week of a group promoting a fund raiser in the area for the “Clear Lake Area Volunteer Firefighter Drive.”

“We want our citizens and community to know that this has nothing to do with the Clear Lake Fire Department or the City of Clear Lake,” stated Pokorney and Sims in a press release. “The Clear Lake, Iowa Fire Department has not made any contact with the group promoting this mail type fundraiser and area residents need to watch out for unsolicited campaigns.  The only fundraising event that the CLFD does is our annual pancake breakfast scheduled in October.”

The department supplied a copy of the unsolicited mailing that was given to the department by a local concerned citizen.

Those with questions or concerns about the unsolicited mailing may contact Pokorney at or Sims at

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