Safe-T-element identified as a leading solution to $billion stovetop kitchen fire problem at National Fire Prevention Strategy Meeting in Washington DC
MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 18 /CNW/ - Pioneering Technology Corp. of Mississauga, Ontario (TSX-V: PTE), ("Pioneering") announces today that it has been advised by the King County Housing Authority (KCHA) of Tukwila, Washington that they will be purchasing and installing the Safe-T-element cooking system in 2,000 of the KCHA's affordable housing units with a $381,300 grant from the Department of Homeland Security.
David Daniels, President of the King County Fire Chief's Association said in support of the KCHA's submission, "Since many of the KCHA's residential units do not have sprinkler systems, these fires can cause disastrous consequences resulting in the injury or death of tenants, staff and firefighters, as well as significant property damage. Elderly residents experiencing cognitive difficulties and those who lack experience with basic cooking safety precautions are compelling examples of KCHA residents who would benefit from this grant. I applaud King County Housing Authority for their efforts to ensure the safety of their residents by applying for this grant."
Pioneering CEO Kevin Callahan said of the announcement, "Homeland Security's ongoing commitment to this program is tremendous. This Washington State grant is a tribute to the KCHA and their efforts towards delivering a higher level of safety and energy efficiency to the people and the community they serve."
Other Homeland Security Safe-T-element award recipients announced so far this year include the University of Miami, the Bellevue Washington Fire Department, Sandy Springs GA Fire Department and the Norfolk Virginia Redevelopment and Housing Authority. Grants were awarded through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Fire Prevention and Safety grant program. Visit http://firegrantsupport.com for more information.
Pioneering due to its growing success as a solution provider of cooking related fire prevention technologies was recently invited to participate at the Vision 20/20 Strategy 4 Kitchen Fire Prevention Technologies Workshop in Washington DC. The Vision 20/20 National Forum was created to bring together some of the brightest minds in fire safety to develop a comprehensive national strategy for fire prevention in the United States. The goal of Vision 20/20 is to marshal forces for the development and support of a national strategic agenda for fire loss prevention. The workshop, by invitation only, was funded by the Department of Homeland Security, State Farm Insurance, and the Institute of Fire Engineers US Branch and included federal level government agencies, non-profit organizations, trade associations and stove manufacturers.
"We are very proud that our Safe-T-element technology was recently heralded as a leading technology that helps to prevent stovetop cooking fires at this national Fire Prevention Workshop in Washington, DC," said Callahan.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, stove top cooking fires are the number one cause of residential fires in North America and account for a disproportionate number of fires in apartment and affordable housing units. These fires caused an annual average 500 civilian deaths, 4,660 civilian injuries, and over a billion dollars in direct property damage. Pioneering's Safe-T-element is the only technology of its kind that helps prevent stovetop cooking fires from starting in the first place and has a proven track record in public, university, seniors and military housing facilities throughout North America.
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For further information: For further information: regarding Pioneering Technology Corp. or the Safe-T-element cooking system contact: Kevin R. Callahan, President and CEO of Pioneering, at (905) 712-2061 ext. 222, or visit: www.pioneeringtech.com