For Immediate Release
MAYS LANDING, N.J. - With holiday preparations under way, Atlantic City Electric reminds customers that a safety check of decorative lighting before installation can provide peace of mind and a safe holiday.
Holiday decorations lift spirits and beautify communities, but when improperly placed they can become a hazard. Each year, there are approximately 200 fires and 25 injuries resulting from Christmas tree fires during the holiday-season, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Most holiday fires can easily be prevented.
Atlantic City Electric offers the following holiday-decorating safety tips:
For more holiday safety tips, go to atlanticcityelectric.com or read the December issue of LINES, the company's customer newsletter mailed monthly with energy bills.
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 547,000 customers in southern New Jersey.