Pioneering’s Safe-T-sensor™ Significantly Reduces Fire Department Responses

Ohio University reports a 92% reduction in microwave cooking related fire runs/nuisance calls

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 24, 2011 /CNW/ - Pioneering Technology Corp. of Mississauga, Ontario (TSXV: PTE), ("Pioneering") announced today that Ohio University recently reported a 92% reduction in fire department responses, versus the same period last year, after installing 4,479 Safe-T-sensors on microwave ovens in residential housing across campus.

A study completed by Ohio University's Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) department and the Athens Ohio Fire Department (AFD) found that the majority of the fire department's nuisance alarms on campus were caused by burnt food in microwave ovens. It was estimated that there was a total cost of over $2,000 per run the AFD made to campus.

More importantly, is the resulting apathy towards a potentially life-threatening situation. "When I hear the alarm go off, I tend to shrug it off or sigh because it's almost never real," said an Ohio University sophomore student.

The Safe-T-sensor, developed by Pioneering is the only technology of its kind that helps mitigate the fires and false alarms/nuisance calls attributed to the use of microwave ovens on campus. The Safe-T-sensor is a patent pending technology designed to detect burning conditions in microwave ovens interrupting the power to the microwave before it causes a fire or triggers the building fire alarm resulting in a building evacuation.

"The investment in these sensors has reduced fire runs, response hazards, late night residence evacuations, interruption in study time and the cost of fire equipment operation, campus police and personnel required to investigate," said Brent Auker - Fire Protection Engineer, Ohio University. "Ohio University plans to continue its efforts and ongoing education to new students each year to stress the importance of these devices and of the awareness of fire safety."

Pioneering CEO Kevin Callahan said, "We are pleased with the success this product is achieving at Ohio University and other schools around the country in an effort to help make the campus environment a safer place for all. This unique product has proven itself a winner especially in those environments where building evacuations result in dangerous situations or affect productivity."

About Pioneering Technology Corp and the Safe-T-sensor:
Pioneering is an "Energy Smart" product innovation company based in Mississauga, Ontario, that engineers and brings to market energy smart solutions for consumer products making them safer, smarter and/or more efficient. The patent pending Safe-T-sensor is designed to detect burning conditions in microwave ovens shutting it off before it causes a fire or triggers a fire alarm. This compliments Pioneering's patented Safe-T-element® cooking system engineered to help prevent stove top cooking fires, the number one cause of household fire in North America, and to reduce the amount of electricity required to cook. Pioneering trademarks include Safe-T-element®, Safe-T-Sensor™, Powergrill™, Battery Eliminator®, Powerpak™ and the Hydro-free Furnace Fan™. For more information visit:

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements that reflect the current views and/or expectations of the Company with respect to its performance, business and future events. Such statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Actual results and events may vary significantly.

The TSX Venture Exchange Inc. has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.

SOURCE Pioneering Technology Corp.

For further information:

Kevin R. Callahan, President and CEO of Pioneering, at (905) 712-2061 ext. 222

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