For Immediate Release
Utility's Emergency Services Partnership Program Donates Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
WILMINGTON, Del. - Delmarva Power's Emergency Services Partnership Program recently donated much needed fire safety alarms to the Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office and carbon monoxide detectors to the City of Wilmington Fire Department.
The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office received 750, 10-year long-life fire safety alarms. The City of Wilmington Fire Department received 200 carbon monoxide alarms for residents who may not be able to afford them.
"We are happy to annually partner with public safety officials to help keep our residents safe through providing fire safety equipment, raising awareness and empowering the community to take an active role in the fire safety mission," said Glenn Moore, Vice President of the Delmarva Power Region.
"All residents should install and maintain working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their homes. Proper fire safety practices and procedures are the necessary first steps to protect your household and loved ones from the dangers of fire," said Anthony S. Goode, Chief, Wilmington Fire Department.
"The ongoing partnership with Delmarva Power will allow us to deliver quality fire safety equipment throughout many communities and homes this year," said Grover Ingle, Delaware State Fire Marshal. "This program benefits residents who need help the most.
The Lowe's Home Improvement Center in the Brandywine Towne Center supplied the smoke alarms at a reduced cost to help support this 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 Delaware and Maryland.