For Immediate Release
Donation Includes Special Alarms for Hard of Hearing Residents
MAYS LANDING, N.J . - Atlantic City Electric's Emergency Services Partnership Program is donating 660 smoke alarms through the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety to Fire Marshals in southern New Jersey.
The smoke alarm donations include 160 units that 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. The remaining 500 are regular smoke alarms.
"This is the seventh consecutive year of smoke alarm donations by the Atlantic City Electric's Emergency Services Partnership Program and the second year that we have included these unique units that are designed to address the safety of individuals who need it most," said Ken Parker, President of Atlantic City Electric Region.
Paul Hartstein, Camden County Fire Marshal, said: "The decision to provide us with two types of smoke alarms to reach as much of the community as possible is just one example of the many successful corporate partnership programs that we have to help protect the residents and visitors we have in New Jersey."
Harris Communications of Minnesota and Lowes Home Improvement Centers provided the donated alarms at a reduced cost.
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.