Insurance Society of Philadelphia

Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer, Insurance Society of Philadelphia President Russ Shaner, and Citizens for Fire Prevention Committee President Joe Flores at check presentation at Fire Department headquarters. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Major Donation Aids Philadelphia Fire Department Effort To Install Smoke Detectors

A big donation from the insurance industry will continue to buy smoke detectors for Philadelphia residents who need them.


(Fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers, left, receives a ceremonial check from officials of the Insurance Society of Philadelphia.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Phila. Insurance Industry Group Makes Huge Donation For Free Smoke Alarms

“This is not something we get every day, ” said fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers at the presentation of a check for $59,110 from the Insurance Society of Philadelphia.



Insurance Industry Gala In Philadelphia Raises Money For Smoke Alarms

Philadelphia’s insurance industry holds its 20th annual Independence Gala tonight in Center City and it’s about more than having a swell time, but to improve and maybe even save lives.