For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Pepco employees Donny Pfeifer and Sean Cecil, lead line mechanics, and Ryan Callahan, line mechanic, will receive Prince George's County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department Fire Chief's Awards for their actions at the scene of an Upper Marlboro house fire last October.
On Oct. 17, 2012, Pfeifer, Cecil, and Callahan, were preparing electric service for a home being renovated on Ritchie Marlboro road in Upper Marlboro, Md. They noticed smoke coming out of the house and upon further investigation saw flames through the windows. Following their safety procedures and assuming their emergency roles, Callahan and Pfeifer grabbed fire extinguishers off their truck and went into the smoke-filled house to put out the fire that had started in the kitchen. Fire officials credited the Pepco workers' quick actions and disregard for their own safety for saving the life of a toddler sleeping in the home.
The Pepco crew will receive Fire Chief's Awards, at 10 a.m. Friday at the Cranford-Graves Fire Services Building, 6820 Webster St., Landover Hills, Md.
Additionally, Pepco will make its annual donation of smoke alarms to the Fire/EMS Department; it will provide 700 smoke alarms and 30 smoke alarms for the hearing impaired to the Fire/EMS Department.
"Pepco truly appreciates the dedication of the men and women of the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department and hopes that our annual donation in some small way contributes to the lifesaving work they do every day for the residents of Prince George's County", said George Nelson, vice president of Operations & Engineering, Pepco Holdings Inc. "Pepco is proud to support an initiative that is so important to our customers, communities and first responders."
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Pepco, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), delivers safe, reliable and affordable electric service to more than 793,000 customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia.