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Delmarva Power Donates 1,000 Smoke Alarms to Fire Officials

Emergency Services Partnership Program Continues to Support Public Safety

SALISBURY, Md. - Delmarva Power's Emergency Services Partnership Program today donated residential smoke alarms to the Maryland State Fire Marshal's office for distribution throughout Maryland's Eastern Shore. The fire marshal's office received 1,000 smoke alarms which have a 10-year, long-life, sealed lithium battery.

"Our Emergency Services Partnership Program is committed to supporting the work of the men and women of volunteer and career fire service organizations," said John Allen, Delmarva Power Region Vice President. "These donated smoke alarms, when used properly, will help save the lives of the victims of fire and the people who come to their aid."

"Smoke alarms are a good first line of defense against possible injury and death from fire and smoke," said Brian S. Geraci, Maryland State Fire Marshal. "The Delmarva Power donation extends our reach into area communities to those people who need the most help,"
Additional organizations supporting this effort include the following: Maryland State Firemen's Association, Fire and Burn Safety Coalition of Maryland, Maryland State Fire Prevention Commission and Maryland Fire Chief's Association.

Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse provided these alarms to Delmarva Power at a reduced cost to help support this safety effort. Since 2000, Delmarva Power has donated 18,750 regular smoke alarms, 1,042 special needs smoke alarms and 1,850 carbon monoxide alarms to fire safety officials in Maryland and Delaware.

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