CENTREVILLE — Delmarva Power, through its partners at the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office, has donated 1,900 battery-operated smoke alarms to communities throughout the Eastern Shore, including Queen Anne’s County.
“These alarms provide residents the first alert needed to help save their lives from unwanted fires in the home,” Maryland State Fire Marshal Brian Geraci said in an Oct. 8 press release. “These resources help increase and extend our reach into the community to those who need the most help.”
Since 2000, the Wilmington-based company has collaborated with local emergency service departments to provide communities with important fire-related and life-saving measures. According to the press release, after 22 years, Delmarva Power has donated more than 35,000 smoke alarms throughout Maryland and Delaware.
The alarms, which can only replace a battery-operated smoke alarm system, are available through local fire departments, as well as the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s offices in Queen Anne’s, Harford, Cecil, Kent, Caroline, Talbot, Dorchester, Wicomico, and Somerset counties.
For more information regarding smoke alarms or to find out whether your house is capable of replacing its current alarm, please contact the Queen Anne’s County Office of the Fire Marshal.