For Immediate Release
SALISBURY , Md. - With holiday preparations under way, Delmarva Power reminds customers that a safety check of decorative lighting before installation can provide peace of mind and a safe holiday.
Holiday decorations lift spirits and beautify communities, but when improperly placed they can become a hazard. Each year, there are approximately 200 fires and 25 injuries resulting from Christmas tree fires during the holiday season, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Most holiday fires can easily be prevented.
Delmarva Power offers the following holiday decorating safety tips:
For more holiday safety tips, go to delmarva.com or read the December issue of LINES, the company's customer newsletter mailed monthly with energy bills.
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 and Maryland and over 121,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware .