For Immediate Release
Utility's Emergency Services Partnership Program Assists County Fire Marshals
MAYS LANDING, N.J.. - Atlantic City Electric is donating 3,080 smoke alarms to fire marshals in southern New Jersey as part of the company's Emergency Services Partnership Program. 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 smoke alarm donations include 80 units that are designed to help protect special needs individuals, specifically those who are hard of hearing. These smoke alarms emit a bright strobe light and high decibel audible alarm to alert individuals of the presence of smoke. The remaining 3,000 are regular smoke alarms.
Harris Communications of Minnesota and Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse provided the donated alarms at a reduced cost. Since the year 2000, Atlantic City Electric has donated 20,300 regular smoke alarms and 640 special needs smoke 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 548,000 customers in southern New Jersey.