Last night units responded to a single vehicle accident at Rt. 70 & Earyestown Rd. One person was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.
Centennial Avenue will be closed on or about Wednesday, June 21, 2017. It is anticipated that the roadway will be reopened on or about Friday, June 30, 2017. Centennial Avenue will be closed to through traffic between Hopewell Road and Centennial Dam Road. This portion of Centennial Avenue will be closed for bridge repairs by the Department of Public Works – Roads and Bridges. We are repairing the existing single-span timber bridge (County Bridge #C5.98).
A detour will be posted by the County utilizing Hopewell Road to Breakneck Road to Hinchman Road to Centennial Dam Road; which is approximately 1.5 miles long.
- Have you ever heard a siren or seen a fire engine – and wondered what was happening?
- Have you ever witnessed or come upon a motor vehicle accident – and wished you could help?
- Have you been there when someone was stricken with sudden illness – and wanted to assist?
- Are you looking for new lifelong friendships, challenges and rewards?
- Do you want to become involved in your community?
- Are you an empty nester or retiree eager to learn new skills and meet new people?
- There is the sense of accomplishment when you control a building fire, joy and elation when a child is born, compassion for accident victims, and fulfillment from teaching fire safety.
- The bottom line in our business is measured by the loss of life, pain and suffering, and the property damage we have prevented and reduced. Volunteering in emergency services is one of the most important decisions you may make. We hope that you give this decision the time and serious consideration it deserves, and decide to join our ranks.
The fire and EMS service is one of the most diverse and challenging vocations today. It is this diversity that attracts most men and women to join our ranks.
Different people volunteer for different reasons. Action oriented people enjoy the excitement and adrenaline rush that emergency services has to offer. Some see the volunteer fire & EMS service as an alternative to ‘driving a desk by day’ – by allowing them to ‘drive a fire truck or ambulance at night!’
Many like the feeling they get when they help people in their time of need and some feel it’s their obligation to serve the community. Yet others just want to belong to the team. Whatever motivates you to volunteer – everyone gains the self-satisfaction of being at their best when others are dealing with what is often the worst that life has to offer.
Imagine having to prepare yourself to cope with situations that range from structure fires to childbirth to hazardous chemical spills to heart attacks to almost any imaginable emergency in between. This diversity is coupled with the fact that these skills may be needed at any time of the day or night, seven days a week, in any kind of weather, and very often under potentially stressful and emotional circumstances. Yet these same factors contribute to our profession being so personally rewarding.
The personal rewards and satisfaction received from what we do is often beyond description. There is the sense of accomplishment when you control a building fire, joy and elation when a child is born, compassion for accident victims, and fulfillment from teaching fire safety.
The bottom line in our business is measured by the loss of life, pain and suffering, and the property damage we have prevented and reduced. Volunteering in emergency services is one of the most important decisions you may make. We hope that you give this decision the time and serious consideration it deserves, and decide to join our ranks.
Atlantic City Electric is Preparing for the Summer Storm Season and is Reminding Customers to Prepare With Us
The summer season is approaching and with it the potential of summer storms. Major storms in the summer can be devastating to our communities. Such storms can include high winds, lightning and hurricanes that could disrupt our lives with power outages and damage structures and homes from downed trees or high water from flooding. We are committed to providing safe, reliable service and remain prepared to respond to major events that impact our communities. To support our commitment, critical infrastructure projects are being completed throughout the Atlantic City Electric service territory to meet system demands.
We have made significant improvements to our infrastructure. Over the past five years, we’ve spent approximately $767 million in electric system upgrades by replacing hundreds of utility poles and hundreds of miles of power lines with sturdier, more resilient wire, constructing new infrastructure and substations, and expanding and upgrading existing infrastructure including the installation of automation devices designed to isolate outages and restore power to customers more quickly.
In 2016 alone we spent nearly $160 million to maintain and strengthen our power delivery system including:
- Constructing a new distribution substation and associated transmission lines in Cape May County.
- Completing nearly 30 separate substation enhancement projects that included new transformers, switchgear and other equipment.
- Completed reliability improvements on 41 distribution feeders that significantly improved service for customers.
In addition, over the last three years, we have spent more than $62 million on tree trimming and vegetation management along more than 5,400 miles of distribution power lines to help prevent outages.
Our storm preparation efforts also include implementing a planned, strategic response to restoring service as quickly and safely as possible. This includes:
- Providing new customers with information on how to prepare for storms and potential power outages, such as our “Storm Prep Handbook” available at www.atlanticcityelectric.com/handbook.
- Planning for additional personnel and resources, as needed, to restore service after a major storm. As an Exelon utility, we are able to share resources with BGE, PECO, Pepco and Delmarva Power which allows us to respond to storms faster and more cost-effectively.
- Working with local government, public safety personnel and first responders through our Emergency Services Partnership Program to respond quickly, safely and effectively to emergencies.
Our employees prepare for the possibility of storm-related power outages by regularly participating in emergency drills. We maintain a supply of essential equipment, such as poles, wires and transformers.
Help us spread the word about emergency preparedness to your constituents and our customers by sharing this information with your designated officials, key staff and residents through your various communication channels. Below are a few helpful links so we can all be weather-ready.
Atlantic City Electric Storm Preparation Handbook: atlanticcityelectric.com/handbook
Report an outage online: atlanticcityelectric.com/reportoutage
Track the restoration process with our outage map: atlanticcityelectric.com/outagemap
Download the Atlantic City Electric Mobile App: atlanticcityelectric.com/mobileapp
Hartford Road between Taunton Road and Old Marlton Pike will be under construction beginning Thursday, May 4, 2017 and will last approximately 2 weeks. Parts of the roadway will be limited to one lane during the project and traffic will be alternating within the construction zone. Construction will take place between 7:00 am and 3:30 pm each day. Expect delays and please plan accordingly. This roadwork is in preparation for the paving of Hartford Road which will take place this summer.