Through its Emergency Services Partnership Program, Atlantic City Electric will donate 2,800 10-year long-life fire safety alarms to Fire Marshals in the eight counties the company serves. Camden County will receive 350 smoke alarms. An Atlantic City Electric representative will donate the alarms at the Camden County Freeholders’ meeting on October 20.
The smoke alarms will then be disseminated to residents in need. Since 2000, Atlantic City Electric has donated 31,820 smoke alarms to fire safety officials in southern New Jersey.
Vince Maione, Atlantic City Electric region president said: “We are extremely proud to once again partner with our county Fire Marshals to donate smoke alarms to help keep residents safe. We are pleased to continue to support public safety entities including fire service, law enforcement, and emergency management through donations like this.”
Dan Keashen, Director of Public Affairs for Camden County, said that the donated detectors will go through the Camden County Fire Marshal’s office, which provides support to local fire districts and departments with their needs.
“The Freeholders work with the local fire departments because that not only helps with their fire prevention, but it ensures that the local fire service receives credit for its work in aiding the public. Most important is that effort ensures the device is installed in the home and not forgotten,” Keashen said.
The Camden County Freeholders’ meeting will take place on Thursday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the Boathouse, 7050 N. Park Avenue, Pennsauken.