For Immediate Release
New Jersey Fire Service to Receive Smoke Alarms for Hearing Impaired
MAY'S LANDING, N.J. - Atlantic City Electric's Emergency Services Partnership Program is donating 130 smoke alarms through the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety to Fire Marshals in southern New Jersey. The smoke alarms are designed to help protect special needs individuals, specifically those who are deaf or hard of hearing, from the dangers of smoke and fire. These smoke alarms emit a bright, white strobe light, in addition to an audible alarm, to alert individuals of the presence of smoke.
"This is the sixth consecutive year of smoke alarm donations by the Atlantic City Electric's Emergency Services Partnership Program and the first year that we have provided these unique units that are designed to address the safety of individuals who need it most," 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. 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, positive partnership that directly affects the health and safety of the residents and visitors to New Jersey," said Paul Hartstein, Camden County Fire Marshal. "The decision to provide smoke alarms specifically designed for people with hearing issues will allow us to reach out and address the needs of that group."
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 delivery services to more than 500,000 customers in southern New Jersey.