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For Immediate Release


Delmarva Power Promotes Fire Safety

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 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.

"It 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.

"Proper 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."

"Our 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.

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 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. 

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