For Immediate Release
Md. - Delmarva
Power's Emergency Services Partnership Program today donated 1,200 residential smoke
alarms to the Maryland State Fire Marshal's office for distribution throughout
Maryland's Eastern Shore. The smoke alarms have 10-year, long-life, sealed
"We are pleased to be able to donate
these smoke alarms so that many area residents have the opportunity to install
these life-saving devices," said John Allen, Delmarva Power region vice president.
"This donation represents an annual commitment on the part of the members of
our Emergency Services Partnership Program, which has worked to proactively
strengthen relationships with public safety agencies for the last 14 years."
"It is extremely important for Marylanders
to make sure they have working smoke alarms in their homes," said Brian S.
Geraci, Maryland state fire marshal. "These life saving devices have been
proven to help citizens avoid injury and even death when a fire breaks out in
their homes. We are very appreciative of Delmarva Power's generosity in making
this annual donation of smoke alarms."
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 the 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 20,150 regular smoke
alarms, 1,042 special needs smoke alarms for the hearing impaired, and 2,050
carbon monoxide alarms to fire safety officials in Maryland and Delaware.
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