Delmarva Power’s Emergency Services Partnership Program recently donated fire safety alarms to the Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Association’s Wake Up Delaware program and the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office, as well as carbon monoxide detectors to the city of Wilmington Fire Department.

This is the 17th year Delmarva Power has donated these important life-saving devices.

Wake Up Delaware received 500 10-year long-life fire safety alarms; the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office received 1,800 10-year long-life fire safety alarms; and the city of Wilmington Fire Department received 200 carbon monoxide alarms.

Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse provided the alarms to Delmarva Power at a reduced cost to help support this safety effort. Since 2000, Delmarva Power has donated 26,150 regular smoke alarms, 1,045 special-needs smoke alarms for the hearing impaired and 2,700 carbon monoxide alarms to fire safety officials in Maryland and Delaware.

The Delmarva Power Emergency Services Partnership Program was developed more than 10 years ago with area first responder organizations, whose personnel who work alongside Delmarva Power employees during storms and other emergencies. The program helps the group the group coordinate training, share best practices and coordinate participation in charitable giving and volunteer activities.

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