With Smoke Alarm Donation
This year’s donation marks Delmarva Power’s 21st year of promoting fire safety through smoke alarm programs with local first responders
Delmarva Power is donating 1,900 smoke alarms to local communities through its partners at the Maryland State Fire Marshals’ Office. This is the 21st year Delmarva Power has donated these important life-saving devices as part of its efforts to join local emergency services personnel to help keep its customers and communities safe.
Since 2000, Delmarva Power has worked with local emergency service providers to donate more than 33,000 smoke alarms to communities across Delaware and Maryland. Delmarva Power maintains a close partnership with local fire departments and other first responders, who work alongside Delmarva Power employees during storms and other emergencies. In addition to the annual smoke alarm donation, the company’s Emergency Services Partnership Program helps coordinate trainings, share best practices, and sponsor other charitable giving and volunteer activities with area emergency response teams throughout the year.
Sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and established in 1925, Fire Prevention Week is an opportunity to bring awareness to the risks of fire and provide educational resources to promote fire safety practices. A few important tips from the NFPA on smoke alarm safety include:
- Install smoke alarms in and outside of every bedroom of your home.
- Test all smoke alarms at least once per month. Press the “test” button to ensure the alarm is working properly.
- Replace all expired smoke alarms.
“These alarms provide residents the first alert needed to help save their lives from unwanted fires in the home,” said Brian Geraci, Maryland State Fire Marshal. “These resources help increase and extend our reach into the community to those who need the most help.”
These alarms are available through your local fire departments as well as the Ocean City Fire Marshal’s Office, Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office and the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Offices that cover Harford, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Caroline, Talbot, Dorchester, Wicomico and Somerset counties.
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