Atlantic City Electric 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 20th year Atlantic City Electric 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.
Said Gary Stockbridge, Atlantic City Electric region president, “Donations, such as these smoke alarms, allow us to build on our commitment to safety and improve the lives of residents in South Jersey. We’re proud to be an active member in helping our communities stay safe all year long.”
Since 2000, Atlantic City Electric has worked with local emergency service providers to donate nearly 41,000 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.
“Working smoke alarms are vital to help ensure the safety of residents throughout South Jersey,” said Ed Conover, vice president, New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Association.
A few important tips from the National Fire Protection Association 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.