(L-R) John Petito; Delmarva External Affairs, Matt Stevens; Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal - OSFM Lower Eastern Regional Office

    Cover photo:  (L to R) Ocean City FMO, Worcester County FMO, Salisbury Fire Department, Rescue (Cambridge) VFC, Singerly VFC, Delmarva Power, OSFM LERO, OSFM UERO, Wicomico Co Fire Association and Delmarva Power

    This year’s donation marks Delmarva Power's 22nd year of promoting fire safety through smoke alarm programs with local first responders
    WICOMICO COUNTY, MD (October 8, 2021)  - Delmarva Power is donating 1,900 smoke alarms to local communities through its partners at the Maryland State Fire Marshals’ Office. This is the 22nd 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 35,000 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.

    To learn more about Delmarva Power, visit The Source, Delmarva Power’s online news room. Find additional information by visiting delmarva.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/delmarvapower and on Twitter at twitter.com/delmarvaconnect. Delmarva Power’s mobile app is available at delmarva.com/mobileapp.

     Delmarva Power is a unit of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation’s leading energy provider, with approximately 10 million customers. Delmarva Power provides safe and reliable energy service to approximately 527,000 electric customers in Delaware and Maryland and approximately 134,000 natural gas customers in northern Delaware.

    The Office of the State Fire Marshal is an agency of the Department of State Police dedicated to helping protect citizens from fire and explosion through a comprehensive program of education, inspection, investigation and fire protection engineering.  For more information on fire safety call 1-800-525-3124, log onto our website at: Maryland State Fire Marshal and/or our Facebook Page.