MCFRS News Release

Pepco Donates Smoke Alarms to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service

Friday, November 5, 2010
11:00 a.m. 
Fire Station 34                                     
20633 Boland Farm Drive

Germantown, MD 

Montgomery County Fire Chief Richard Bowers will accept a generous donation of smoke alarms from Pepco officials on Friday, November 5th. The smoke alarms will be used in conjunction with the fire department’s “Safety in Our Neighborhood” door-to-door safety and injury prevention campaign.    

“Pepco’s Emergency Services Partnership Program has donated smoke alarms to the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service for several years as part of their long-standing commitment to public safety,” said Chief Richard Bowers. “Based on today’s challenging budgets, this donation comes at a critical time and will fill an important need.”

“All of us at Pepco are very proud of the excellent working relationship we have with our first responders throughout the service territory. These smoke alarms are just another way for Pepco to support the life saving work that the dedicated men and women of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service perform everyday,” said Kim Watson, VP of Governmental Affairs.

As residents prepare to change their clocks this weekend, firefighters are reminding residents to check their smoke alarms and install new batteries if needed. With cold weather arriving, working smoke alarms provide vital, early warning of fire or smoke conditions and are truly life-saving. “We are proud to partner with PEPCO and their generous donation will continue to have significant impact in keeping residents safe and saving lives,” said Chief Bowers.

 

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