Del. (Nov. 1, 2017) – Delmarva Power’s Emergency Services Partnership Program recently
donated much needed fire safety alarms to the Delaware Volunteer Firefighters
Association’s Wake Up Delaware program, the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s
Office, as well as carbon monoxide detectors to the City of Wilmington Fire
Department. This is the 17th
year Delmarva Power has donated these important life-saving devices.
“Delmarva Power’s Emergency Services Partnership Program
has worked with Delaware and Maryland public safety agencies to raise fire
safety awareness and empower residents to embrace proper fire safety
practices,” said John J. Allen, Delmarva Power regional vice president. “We are
once again proud to step up and provide these much needed devices that help
ensure the safety of local residents and more importantly, save lives.”
The following organizations received alarms from Delmarva
Power and will be distributing the devices to residents in need:
“This has been a long-standing partnership with Delmarva
Power and a valuable corporate donation that directly protects the lives of our
residents,” said Brian Gerace, Maryland State Fire Marshal.
Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse provided the alarms to
Delmarva Power at a reduced cost to help support this safety effort. Since
2000, Delmarva Power has donated 26,150 regular smoke alarms, 1,045
special-needs smoke alarms for the hearing impaired, and 2,700 carbon monoxide
alarms to fire safety officials in Maryland and Delaware.
The Delmarva Power Emergency Services Partnership Program
was developed more than ten years ago with area first responder organizations, whose
personnel work alongside Delmarva Power employees during storms and other
emergencies. The program helps the group the group coordinate training, share
best practices and even coordinate participation in charitable giving
and volunteer activities.
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