For Immediate Release
Wilmington, DE - Delmarva Power's Emergency Services Partnership Program has committed $120,000 for 2006 to support public safety partnerships throughout the Delmarva peninsula. The program provides resources for safety initiatives, education, recruitment and retention activities and scholarship opportunities for police, fire, and emergency management officials.
"We have a variety of programs that we support throughout our service territory," said Vince Jacono, Delmarva Power's Program Coordinator. "Along with supporting scholarships and educational conferences and seminars, our most notable contribution is providing smoke alarms for state and county officials so they can provide them to individuals and families that may not have them or can not afford them."
Presently, the Delmarva Power Emergency Services Partnership Program is sponsoring several volunteer fire service educational conferences and scholarship programs with more than $35,000. Those events will include The Maryland State Firemen's Association Conference, the Delaware Volunteer Fireman's Association Conference, and the Delmarva Fireman's Association that covers the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia.
"By being a part of these events, Delmarva Power continues its commitment to support public safety personnel and their on-going efforts for continued education and training," said Jacono. "This is the sixth year of our program and we feel successful in many of the initiatives that we have supported associated with ensuring the health, safety and well-being of our volunteer fire fighters, our customers and the general public."
"Delmarva Power's involvement with volunteer emergency services is very significant and their six year commitment to this program is appreciated, given the challenges we all face at this time," said Willard F. Preston III, Delaware State Fire Marshal. "By focusing on public safety, Delmarva Power not only adds an extra measure of security on behalf of every one of their customer's, but simultaneously demonstrates their support of every single employee who is a member of a local volunteer emergency services organization in his or her local community. Delmarva Power is a company that demonstrates the value of corporate-community partnerships and is a good example for others to follow."
For further information please contact Vince Jacono, (302) 283-5884.
Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe, reliable and affordable regulated electric and natural gas delivery services to more than 500,000 customers in Delaware, Maryland , and Virginia .