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For Immediate Release


Pepco Will Donate Smoke Alarms to Three Regions

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 need.

"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.

Pepco's Emergency 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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