Delmarva Power donated residential smoke alarms to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s office for distribution throughout Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Through the company’s Emergency Services Partnership Program, the fire marshal’s office received 2,000 regular smoke alarms and 60 special needs smoke alarms for the deaf and hard of hearing. The special needs alarms emit a bright strobe light as well as an extremely high-volume, audible alarm. Additional organizations supporting this effort include: the Maryland State Firemen’s Association, Fire and Burn Safety Coalition of Maryland, Maryland State Fire Prevention Commission and Maryland Fire Chief’s Association. Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse and Harris Communications of Minnesota provided these alarms to Delmarva Power at a reduced cost to help support this safety effort. Since 2000, Delmarva Power has donated 16,400 regular smoke alarms, 882 special needs smoke alarms and 1,450 carbon monoxide alarms to fire safety officials in Delaware and Maryland.