Delmarva Power promoting fire safety

Utility’s emergency services partnership program donates smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors


WILMINGTON, DE – Delmarva Power’s Emergency Services Partnership Program recently donated much needed fire safety alarms to the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office and carbon monoxide detectors to the City of Wilmington Fire Department.

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office received 500, 10-year long-life fire safety alarms. The City of Wilmington Fire Department received 250 carbon monoxide alarms for residents who may not be able to afford them.

“Delmarva Power’s Emergency Services Partnership Program has worked with Delaware and Maryland public safety agencies to for strategic operational and community oriented partnerships over the past 15 years,” said Glenn Moore, Vice President of the Delmarva Power Region. “These donations are an important example of our continued commitment to being a reliable corporate citizen and public safety partner, dedicated to helping reduce the number of fire-related deaths and injuries in our service territory.

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 21,850 regular smoke alarms, 1,042 special-needs smoke alarms for the hearing impaired, and 2,300 carbon monoxide alarms to fire safety officials in Maryland and Delaware.


IN THE PHOTO – From left: Eric Howell, Mgr. of Gas Construction and Maintenance, Delmarva Power, George Giles, City of Wilmington Emergency Management, Lt. Ricky Yancy, Fire Prevention Unit, Wilmington Fire Department, Robert Collacchi, Director of Gas Operations and Engineering, Delmarva Power, Chief Anthony Goode, Wilmington Fire Department, Inspector Frank Maule, Wilmington Fire Department, Enid Wallace-Simms, Sr. Public Affairs Mgr. Delmarva Power, Inspector Julio Reyes, Wilmington Fire Department, Deputy Chief William McKim, Jr., Fire Marshal’s Office, Wilmington Fire Department.