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For Immediate Release
Maryland Residents to Benefit from Safety Commitment
SALISBURY, Md. - Delmarva Power's Emergency Services Partnership Program today donated residential smoke alarms to fire safety officials for distribution throughout Maryland's Eastern Shore. Maryland fire safety officials received 1,000 regular smoke alarms and 80 special needs smoke alarms for the deaf and hearing impaired. The special needs alarms emit a bright, white strobe light, as well as an extremely high volume and intense audible alarm.
"For the past nine years Delmarva Power's Emergency Services Partnership Program has made smoke alarm donations part of our commitment to public safety," said John Allen, Vice President, Delmarva Power Region. "Our goal is to help provide some of the resources Maryland's fire service needs to ensure the safety of visitors and residents to the Delmarva Peninsula."
"The Office of the State Fire Marshal encourages residents to enlist multi-levels of protection against the possible injury and death from fire and smoke," said William E. Barnard. Maryland State Fire Marshal. "These alarms are one of the best ways to know there may be a problem in your home that requires you to take action. We appreciate Delmarva Power's contribution and the work by other corporate partners who are committed to public safety."
Additional organizations supporting this effort include: The Salisbury Fire Department, Maryland State Firemen's Association, Fire and Burn Safety Coalition of Maryland, Maryland State Fire Prevention Commission and Maryland State Chief's Association.
Lowes Home Improvement Warehouse and Harris Communications of Minnesota provided these alarms to Delmarva Power at a reduced cost to help support this effort.
Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe and reliable energy to nearly 500,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware and Maryland and over 121,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware .