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Published: Tuesday, 6/5/2001

Deputy chief warns residents about solicitation of funds

Toledo Deputy Fire Chief John Coleman said yesterday the department is not soliciting funds for retired or disabled firefighters or police officers.

Chief Coleman said his office has received complaints from citizens about fund-raising. He said they have received telephone calls soliciting money for retired and disabled firefighters.

He said neither his department nor the Firefighters Union Local 92 solicit donations by phone.

Chief Coleman said the Better Business Bureau of Northwest Ohio has been advised about the telephone calls.

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