Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency have already begun visiting residents who have registered with FEMA, requesting individual assistance. The Rockland Co. Office of Fire & Emergency Services would like to warn residents to be cautious about letting unfamiliar visitors into their homes even though they may introduce themselves as inspectors. Inspectors are required to display their picture identification badges at all times.
In order to verify the inspectors’ credentials, it is imperative that residents request the inspector to provide the following information:
—The individual’s registration case number that was provided to them during the registration process —The inspector’s identification number
Authorized inspectors will only confirm personal detailed information that has been provided previously during the registration process.
If additional verification of the inspector is necessary, individuals may contact the FEMA Help Line at 1-800-621-3362.