P hone solicitors under the guise of the Fire Fighters Association are asking for donations from Amarillo residents.
Captain Jacob Oehlert, with the Amarillo Fire Department, issued a press release on the phone calls being made from area codes out of Austin.
Residents should be aware that the Austin area code is 512.
In the release, Captain Oehlert reminds everyone that city taxes pay the budget that allows the fire department to operate.
AFD does not solicit funds from the Fire Fighters Association and those monies would not benefit local fire fighters.