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For Immediate Release
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.
Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office received 700 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.
is an honor to continue our annual partnership with public safety officials and
helping them achieve their fire safety goals by providing fire safety
equipment, supporting their outreach and awareness efforts as well as educating
the community on the extreme importance of overall fire safety," said Glenn
Moore, vice president of the Delmarva Power Region.
smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are an important first step toward achieving
fire safety in the home," said Anthony S. Goode, Wilmington Fire Department
chief. "These lifesaving devices and proper household fire safety practices
work in tandem to save lives."
ongoing partnership with Delmarva Power has given us the ability to continue
our fire safety mission for those in need of smoke alarms throughout Delaware,"
said Grover Ingle, Delaware state fire marshal.
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 20,150 regular smoke alarms, 1,042 special needs
smoke alarms and 2,050 carbon monoxide alarms to fire safety officials in
Delaware and Maryland.