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Atlantic City Electric to Donate Smoke Alarms for Safety

Friday, December 21, 2012

Utility’s Emergency Services Partnership Program Assists County Fire Marshals

MAYS LANDING, N.J. – Atlantic City Electric will donate 1,080 smoke alarms to fire marshals in southern New Jersey as part of the company’s Emergency Services Partnership Program. The smoke alarms will be dispersed in January, 2013 to eight counties within Atlantic City Electric’s service area. The donation provides much needed resources for county fire marshals who give the smoke alarms to New Jersey residents who need them.

“Through donations like this, Atlantic City Electric continues to support public safety entities such as fire service, law enforcement and emergency management through our Emergency Services Partnership Program,” said Vince Maione, Atlantic City Electric Region President. “We’re proud to partner with New Jersey’s county fire marshals in our service territory to help keep residents safe.” 

The donation includes 80 smoke alarms designed to help protect special needs individuals, specifically those who are hard of hearing. These smoke alarms emit a bright strobe light and high decibel audible alarm to alert individuals of the presence of smoke.

Harris Communications of Minnesota and Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse provided the donated alarms at a reduced cost. Since 2000, Atlantic City Electric has donated 21,300 smoke alarms and 720 special needs smoke alarms to fire safety officials in southern New Jersey.

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Atlantic City Electric, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe, reliable and affordable regulated electric delivery services to more than 500,000 customers in southern New Jersey.