For Immediate Release
MAYS LANDING, N.J. - Atlantic City Electric's Emergency Services Partnership Program (ESPP) will again be supporting public safety partnerships throughout southern New Jersey in 2008. The program provides resources for fire safety initiatives, first responder safety education, and emergency preparedness.
"We support numerous public safety efforts throughout our service territory," said Charlie Wimberg, Regional Vice President, Atlantic City Electric. "This program has had a major impact in the donation of smoke alarms to state and county fire officials in our service territory."
Since the year 2000, Atlantic City Electric, through its partnership program, has provided more than 9,700 regular smoke alarms and 290 special needs smoke alarms to fire service officials across its service territory. In addition, Atlantic City Electric sponsors educational conferences that focus on safety and emergency preparedness.
Major event support for 2008 includes the New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference and the New Jersey Fire Expo conferences. These programs, along with other initiatives, assist emergency services personnel, both career and volunteer, with some of the resources they need to help insure the safety of our communities.
"By being a part of these events, we continue to support our community and those who serve to protect it," said Wimberg. "Safety is a core value at Atlantic City Electric. The success of these initiatives helps ensure the health, safety and well-being of our emergency services partners, our customers and the general public."
At the end of 2007, Atlantic City Electric had invested more than $210,000 in its Emergency Services Partnership Program.
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 540,000 customers in southern New Jersey.