For Immediate Release
Atlantic City Electric's Emergency Services Partnership Program has committed $90,000 for 2006 to support public safety partnerships throughout southern New Jersey. The program provides resources for safety initiatives, education, recruitment and retention activities and scholarship opportunities for police, fire, and emergency management officials.
"We have a variety of programs that we support throughout our service territory," said Vince Jacono, Program Coordinator. "Along with supporting scholarships and educational conferences and seminars, our most notable contribution is providing smoke alarms for state and county officials so they can provide them to individuals and families that may not have them or can not afford them."
This is the sixth year of Atlantic City Electric's program that has included supporting educational conferences such as the New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Association, county offices of emergency management and the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety's Poster Contest to support public education for fire safety in schools. "Atlantic City Electric's six year commitment to this program is an excellent way for business to partner with public safety," said Lawrence Petrillo, Director of the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety. "Their donation of smoke alarms and their employees' commitment to be involved in the volunteer fire service provides the resources and the people we need everyday to help keep New Jersey safe."
For more information on the Emergency Services Partnership Program, call Vince Jacono at 302-283-5884.
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.