For Immediate Release
Company Celebrates by Donating Smoke Alarms
MAYS LANDING, N.J. - Atlantic City Electric marked the tenth year of its Emergency Services Partnership Program by donating 3,080 smoke alarms to fire marshals in southern New Jersey. The donation is designed to help keep residents safe in southern New Jersey.
"Atlantic City Electric's Emergency Services Partnership Program has donated smoke alarms for the past 10 years as part of our commitment to public safety and to being a good corporate citizen," said, President of Atlantic City Electric Region Vince Maione. "We're proud to partner with New Jersey's fire service volunteers and career personnel and we hope this donation will make a difference in keeping residents safe from injury or worse."
Aside from 3,000 regular smoke alarms, 80 of the units are designed to help protect special needs individuals, specifically those who are hard of hearing. These units emit a bright strobe light and intense audible alarm to alert individuals of smoke.
"Based on today's budgets and the state of the economy, this donation is a critical resource to the fire marshals in southern New Jersey," said Paul Hartstein, Camden County Fire Marshal. "We truly appreciate Atlantic City Electric's commitment to fire safety."
Harris Communications of Minnesota and Lowes Home Improvement Centers provided the alarms at a reduced cost. Since 2000, Atlantic City Electric has donated about 17,300 regular smoke alarms and 560 special needs alarms to fire safety officials in southern New Jersey.
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.