For Immediate Release
Wilmington, DE - Delmarva Power's Emergency Services Partnership Program will again be supporting public safety partnerships throughout the Delmarva Peninsula in 2007. The program provides resources for fire safety initiatives, first responder safety education, and emergency preparedness.
"We support numerous public safety efforts throughout our service territory," said Vince Jacono, Program Coordinator for Delmarva Power. "Along with sponsoring educational conferences, fire safety programs and seminars, we also provide smoke alarms to state fire officials for distribution to individuals and families that may not have them or can not afford them."
Major event support for 2007 includes the Delaware and Maryland Firemen Association Conferences, other activities may include recruitment and retention programs for fire fighters, and safety training for first responders. These programs, along with other initiatives, assist emergency services personnel, both career and volunteer, with the necessary resources they need to help ensure the safety of our communities.
"By being a part of these events, we continue to support our community and those who serve to protect it," said Jacono. "We feel successful in many of the initiatives that we have supported that are associated with ensuring the health, safety and well-being of our emergency services partners, our customers and the general public."
The company has contributed approximately $360,000 in the past six years in addition to providing regular and special needs smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to fire service officials in this area.
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Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe and reliable energy to more than 500,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia and over 118,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware .