For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON - With holiday preparations under way, Pepco 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.
For more holiday safety tips, go to pepco.com or read the December issue of Lines, the company's customer newsletter mailed monthly with energy bills.
Pepco, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), delivers safe, reliable and affordable electric service to more than 750,000 customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia.