Stanford Fire Chief Ken McDaniel wants residents to know that his department doesn't conduct solicitations for donations over the phone and urges anyone who receives such a call to beware.
McDaniel said he's been receiving calls from people who say they've been asked for money and told the donations would benefit local fire departments - and that is untrue.
The Stanford Fire Department handles its own fundraising and only accepts donations that are brought to the department on Main Street in Stanford.
Currently they are only accepting unopened, wrapped toys as part of their "Christmas for KidsÃ¢Â?? program.
For more information on this or any other program offered by the department, contact Chief McDaniel at 606-365-4501.