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Atlantic City Electric boosts Fire Safety programs in southern New Jersey
MAY''S LANDING, N.J. - Atlantic City Electric''s Emergency Services Partnership Program is donating 2,400 smoke alarms through the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety to Fire Marshals in southern New Jersey. The smoke alarms will be distributed by the fire marshals in the eight southern New Jersey counties served by Atlantic City Electric to adults and children who are in need of these safety devices but may not be able to afford them.
"This is the fifth consecutive year that Atlantic City Electric''s Emergency Services Partnership Program has partnered with public safety agencies to help provide them with the resources they need to keep the public safe," said Vince Jacono, Program Coordinator.
"We pride ourselves on being a neighbor committed to helping reduce the number of fire-related deaths and injuries in our service territory and this program, along with the other community and volunteer work we do, helps accomplish that goal," said Ken Parker, President of Atlantic City Electric region.
"Working together with Atlantic City Electric and other agencies, we see a valuable partnership that continues to pay dividends every year," said Paul Hartstein, Camden County Fire Marshal. "These smoke alarms will help us address the specific safety needs of residents. It provides them with another level of protection for their families."
To highlight and promote Fire Safety month, in addition to the smoke alarms, Atlantic City Electric printed 4,000 posters for the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety, promoting this year''s state fire safety poster contest winner.
Atlantic City Electric, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe, reliable and affordable regulated electric and natural gas delivery services to more than 500,000 customers in Southern New Jersey.