For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. (November
22, 2016) - Pepco reminds residents of the
importance in having working fire safety alarms throughout their homes and to
test the alarms monthly to ensure they are working properly. Pepco will be providing
these life-saving devices to thousands of Maryland and District of Columbia
residents in mid-December.
Through its Emergency Services Partnership
Program, Pepco will be donating 3,000 10-year long-life fire safety alarms to fire
chiefs in the District of Columbia and Maryland's Montgomery and Prince
George's counties. The donation of 1,000 smoke alarms per region provides much
needed resources for fire chiefs who give the smoke alarms to residents in
"Pepco is extremely proud to once again partner with Lowe's
Home Improvement to donate smoke alarms to help keep our customers safe," said Donna
Cooper, Pepco region president. "Safety is our top priority, and we're honored
to show support for our local fire chiefs and emergency management teams with a
donation that can help protect the families we serve."
Lowe's Home Improvement supplied the smoke alarms at a
reduced cost to help support this effort. Since 2004, Pepco has donated roughly
36,000 smoke alarms to fire safety officials in the Pepco service territory.
Services Partnership Program provides resources for safety initiatives,
education, recruitment and retention activities, and scholarship opportunities
for police, fire and emergency management officials.
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