Riverside Fire Department warns two men may be impersonating firefighters, entering homes

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RIVERSIDE, Mo. — The Riverside Fire Department is warning residents to be on the lookout for two people who are accused of impersonating firefighters to enter homes.

In a news release, the fire department warned that on Thursday two men identified themselves as firefighters and told a resident that a new fire code required them to check homes for smoke detectors.

According to the fire department, a woman let the men inside of her home where they walked around and appeared to take notes. The woman says the men left without doing anything.

The fire department says they do not conduct these type of inspections on existing homes.

Residents who come in contact with anyone who claims to be a Riverside firefighter but is not wearing a fire department uniform is asked to call police immediately.

If you are in need of a smoke detector contact the fire department between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.