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
"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: www.pioneeringtech.com.
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