Installations under way at the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University.
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 19 /CNW/ - Pioneering Technology Corp. of Mississauga, Ontario (TSX-V: PTE), ("Pioneering") announced today that the North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs (NCAFC) has endorsed the Safe-T-element (STE) cooking system and intends to work towards adopting codes/standards for the mandatory use of this technology in the State of North Carolina.
The NCAFC also plans to promote and market Safe-T-element to its membership throughout the state of North Carolina and will recommend the product to affiliates and peer associations at the regional and national level.
NCAFC President, Chief Frank Burns said, "Cooking fires are one of the major contributors to fire loss in North Carolina. The NCAFC believes that this innovative cooking technology will help to reduce these types of fires in the State of North Carolina. That is why we are endorsing this innovative product as a preventative solution to help us protect the constituents we proudly serve."
Statistics published by the Office of the State Fire Marshall indicate that of the 9,462 reported structure fires in North Carolina last year, cooking fires were one of the leading causes in residential homes. Fire prevention through enforcement, education and engineering solutions are a key focus of the NCAFC. North Carolina is one of the most progressive states in the union when it comes to fire safety and prevention initiatives. The State of North Carolina has also included Safe-T-element as part of its Low Income Housing Tax Credit program.
Major installations are now under way at the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University after successful pilot programs, Bill Stevenson , North Carolina State University Fire Marshal said, "It is a very unique device...not only is it really safe but it saves energy which translates into saving money. It's one of the best things I have seen in a long time."
About the North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs ---------------------------------------------------
The North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs ("NCAFC") is a professional non-profit association providing services to its members and member organizations at the state, regional, and international levels. The NCAFC's mission is to provide a wide range of programs designed to meet the needs and enhance the skills of Fire Service Managers so they may better protect and educate the fire service and public from the adverse effects of fire, sudden medical emergencies or exposure of dangerous conditions created by either man or nature. www.ncafc.com.
About Pioneering Technology Corp. & the Safe-T-element(R) cooking system ------------------------------------------------------------------------ (STE) -----
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 patented STE was engineered to help prevent stove top cooking fires, the number one cause of fire in North America , and to reduce the amount of electricity required to cook. The STE is available as both a retrofit and pre-installed on new stoves. For more information visit: www.safetelement.com or www.pioneeringtech.com. Pioneering trademarks include Safe-T-element(R), Powergrill(TM), Battery Eliminator(R), Safe-T-sensor(TM), Powerpak(TM) and the Hydro-free Furnace Fan(TM).
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For further information: For further information: Kevin R. Callahan, President and CEO of Pioneering, at (905) 712-2061 ext. 222