Fire Department receives Donation from Exelon
A $5,000 donation will be presented to the Albany Fire Department by Exelon Generation on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at the Main Fire station at 320 North Jackson Street. The donated funds will allow the Albany Fire Department to assist hundreds of Albany families in need of smoke detectors.
Interim Chief Sebon Burns stated, “The Albany Fire Department greatly appreciates the generosity of Exelon. This donation will help keep more citizens safe and promote best practices in fire safety for our community. Exelon’s contribution will help save lives." The Fire Department is also planning to use the donation to create special campaigns and programs that will focus on distributing smoke detectors and fire safety literature to residents.
Gerome Randle, Exelon Generation, Vice President of the South/West Region said, “The Albany Fire Department is important to the safety of residents and local business owners in the community. When I learned more about the launch of the smoke detector program, it was easy for the Albany Green Energy Biomass facility to get involved. The department’s commitment to safety and the community aligns with Exelon’s core values. I’m very proud to be a part of the launch and the safety of the community in which we serve.”
Exelon subsidiary Constellation built a 50-megawatt biomass renewable energy plant in partnership with Procter & Gamble (P&G). The plant, located in Albany, Georgia, began operation in July 2017. Constellation owns and operates the plant, which supplies 100 percent of the steam used to run a P&G facility that makes Bounty paper towels and Charmin toilet paper. It’s one of P&G’s largest paper manufacturing operations in the world.
For more information, contact Interim Fire Chief Sebon Burns at 229.431.3288.