For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON - Pepco's Emergency Services Partnership Program is donating 30 smoke alarms for the hard of hearing and 800 standard smoke alarms to assist with fire safety programs in Prince George's County. These smoke alarms for the hard of hearing emit a bright, white strobe light, in addition to an audible alarm, to alert individuals to the presence of smoke. Prince George's County Fire and Rescue Services will distribute the "hearing impaired" and standard alarms to those who need them most.
"Pepco's Emergency Services Partnership Program (ESPP) has always tried to focus on partnering with public safety agencies to address their need for resources that help keep the public safe," said Pete Pedersen, Pepco ESPP Coordinator. "This year and last, we wanted to assist our local Fire and EMS departments in their efforts to help address fire safety for people with special needs, especially those with hearing loss or impairment."
The smoke alarms will be presented to Prince George's County Fire Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel Oaks Fire/EMS Station 38, 5544 Sheriff Road .
Pepco is working with other local Fire and EMS departments to provide smoke alarms as part of Pepco's annual donation to area fire departments.
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Pepco, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), delivers safe, reliable and affordable electric service to more than 755,000 customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia.