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For Immediate Release


It's a Wrap Pepco : Fire & EMS Departments, and Metro Partner for Fire Safety

Pepco's Emergency Services Partnership Program (ESPP) will sponsor three specially wrapped Metro buses to promote the critical safety message that "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives." This is part of Pepco's continuing effort to support the vital partnerships that exist with our first responders in the District of Columbia, Prince George's County and Montgomery County Fire & EMS departments. Pepco's sponsorship of this initiative further demonstrates our corporate commitment to public safety.

"Over the next three years, these buses will travel throughout the Pepco service territory to be seen by thousands of our customers, local government officials and our first responders to publicize and promote the importance of having a working smoke alarm," said Joseph M. Rigby, Chairman, President and CEO of Pepco's parent firm, Pepco Holdings, Inc.

The wrapped Metro buses resemble a red fire truck and display the logos of the public safety units charged with delivering the life saving smoke alarm message to the greater Washington Metropolitan area.

"It is with great pleasure that the D.C. Fire & EMS Department partners with Pepco in educating the public on fire safety and the importance of having a working smoke detector. There is no doubt in my mind that this program will save lives," said District of Columbia Fire and EMS Chief Dennis Rubin.

Mr. Rigby's image is featured on the bus backs along with those of Chief Rubin, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Chief Richard R. Bowers and Prince George's County Fire/EMS Chief Eugene A. Jones, who adds, "The men and women of the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department are proud to be partners with Pepco in promoting fire safety and injury prevention. This is a pubic safety partnership designed to save lives."

Members of the District of Columbia Fire and EMS, Prince George's County Fire/EMS and Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services departments worked with Pepco's Emergency Services Partnership Program (ESPP) to design and complete the work on the unique delivery of the safety message.

"The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service is very excited to partner with Pepco and Metro on this new safety initiative aimed at mobilizing important fire safety messages," commented Chief Richard Bowers. "Using transit to deliver both passengers and safety information is an innovative and powerful way to ensure that fire safety hits the road and inspires people in the metropolitan area to take action. Pepco has been a very committed and valued partner in our fire department's community safety efforts and we are extremely grateful for their support over the years."

"I want to give a special thanks to Metro for their contributing three busses to the cause," concluded Mr. Rigby. "We could not have this unique message without the vehicle to deliver it across the region. Metro is performing a life-saving public service that is greatly appreciated."


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.

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