For Immediate Release
Utility's Emergency Services Partnership Program Assists County Fire Marshals
MAYS LANDING, N.J. - Atlantic City Electric recently donated 200 smoke alarms to Burlington County Fire Marshal Mike Reed during a county freeholder meeting as part of the company's Emergency Services Partnership Program. Through the program, 1,600 10-year long-life fire safety alarms will be dispersed 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 Lowe's Home Improvement Center in the Brandywine Towne Center in Wilmington, Delaware, supplied the smoke alarms at a reduced cost to help support this effort. Since 2000, Atlantic City Electric has donated 22,900 smoke alarms and 720 special needs smoke alarms that emit a bright strobe light and high decibel audible alarm to alert individuals of the presence of smoke, to fire safety officials in southern New Jersey.
Pictured left to right are Leah Arter, Burlington County Freeholder Deputy Director; Mike Reed, Burlington County Fire Marshal; and Thomas Reilly, Senior Public Affairs Manager, Atlantic City Electric. Through its Emergency Services Partnership Program, Atlantic City Electric recently donated 200 smoke alarms to Burlington County.