Atlantic City Electric has announced that the company is recognizing Fire Prevention Week (October 7-13) by donating 2,800 smoke alarms to local communities through its partners at the southern New Jersey Fire Marshal’s Offices. This is the 19th year Atlantic City Electric has donated these important life-saving devices.
“Nothing is more important to us than the safety our customers, communities and employees,” said Gary Stockbridge, Atlantic City Electric region president. “With these donations, we are making an immediate difference in household and building safety for residents in South Jersey. It’s great to be a part of a program that strengthens our partnership with local emergency service providers and delivers on our commitment to our communities.”
Since 2000, Atlantic City Electric has worked with local emergency service providers to donate nearly 38,000 smoke alarms to communities across southern New Jersey. Atlantic City Electric maintains a close partnership with local fire departments and other first responders, who work alongside Atlantic City Electric 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.
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