Chautauqua County Offers Free Smoke Detectors

(WNY News Now) – Chautauqua County residents are being offered free smoke detectors in honor of Fire Prevention Month, courtesy of ARPA funding approved by the County Legislature.

Mayville – As October marks Fire Prevention Month across the United States, the Chautauqua County Fire Investigation Team has announced a crucial initiative. Thanks to funding provided through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Chautauqua County residents can now obtain free smoke detectors. Undersheriff Rich Telford shared that this effort stemmed from concerns raised by County Legislator Dan Pavlock (District 14) after a local surge in fires. Statistics underline the importance of working smoke detectors, with around 60% of fire fatalities nationwide attributed to either a lack of smoke detectors or non-functional smoke alarms.

To access these life-saving devices, residents can visit the Sheriff’s Office at 15 E Chautauqua St, Mayville, NY, call 716-753-4254, or email Each household is eligible for up to two smoke detectors while supplies last.

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