HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Pepco is donating smoke alarms to fire officials in Prince George’s County.
The donated alarms are being presented to county officials on Tuesday afternoon at the fire services building in Hyattsville.READ MORE: Clarksburg Waitress Having Seizure Saved By Off-Duty Montgomery County Officer
The fire department says Pepco’s donations allow the department to install smoke alarms for residents free of charge.READ MORE: Maryland Board Of Education Sets Benchmarks To Lift Schools Mask Mandates
The giveaway will help residents comply with a new law requiring a smoke alarm upgrade. The law says residents with a 9-volt battery powered alarm must upgrade by January 2015 to a new tamper-proof alarm designed to provide protection for up to 10 years.MORE NEWS: Daughter Of Keith Smith Testifies, Says Her Father Killed His Wife Jacquelyn
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