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Chautauqua Patrons Insurance Company, Everyday’s True Value Donate Smoke Alarms

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Chautauqua Patrons Insurance Company recently purchased 35 smoke alarms for the American Red Cross in support of the Home Fire Campaign. Volunteers from the Red Cross will install the alarms, purchased at a reduced rate courtesy of Everyday’s True Value, in Chautauqua County homes that need them.

“We are so grateful that Chautauqua Patrons Insurance Company and Everyday’s True Value for supporting this important initiative,” said Chuck Marra, Executive Director of the American Red Cross, Western New York Chapter. “If a fire occurs, you may have only two minutes to escape your home. A working smoke alarm’s warning can save your life.”

The Home Fire Campaign  aims to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25 percent nationally over the next five years. The Red Cross is asking every household in America to take two simple steps: check their existing smoke alarms and practice fire drills at home. As part of the initiative, the Red Cross is joining with fire departments and community groups nationwide to install free smoke alarms in homes that need them. Since July 1, 2015, volunteers have installed 194 alarms in Chautauqua County. To schedule an installation, call 716-878-2353 or email

Chautauqua Patrons Insurance Company, in business since 1877, is a Property and Casualty Insurance Company located in Jamestown, NY. The company offers many types of property and casualty insurance products, but focuses on insurance for three major lines of business: Homes, Businesses and Farms. Products and services are proudly distributed by over 150 independent agents located in over 200 locations throughout the Upstate region of New York State. Please contact an agent near your for more information, or visit

Attached photo caption: L-R: Chuck Marra, Executive Director, American Red Cross, WNY Chapter; Mark Prechtl, Chautauqua Patrons Insurance Company; Mike Laurin, staff member, Everyday’s True Value; and Brian Willink, Chautauqua Patrons Insurance Company