MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 2, 2008) - Pioneering Technology Inc. of Mississauga, Ontario (TSX VENTURE:PIO), ("Pioneering") was advised today by Rhode Island's Providence Housing Authority (PHA) that they have been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) grant program for the purchase and installation of Pioneering Technology's Safe-T-element cooking technology.
The Fire Prevention and Safety Grants (FP&S) are part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) and are under the purview of the Grant Programs Directorate in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FP&S grants support projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards. The primary goal is to target high-risk populations and mitigate high incidences of death and injury. The grants under FP&S are awarded on a competitive basis and are administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA).
As part of the program award recipients must provide pre and post results to clearly demonstrate the success and sustainability of the program for which they were awarded funds. In this instance, as was the case for last year's recipients the overall scope is to help prevent stove top cooking fires.
About the Providence (Rhode Island) Housing Authority
The Providence Housing Authority (PHA) was created in 1939 and today the PHA operates a total of 13 public housing sites, including 6 family developments and 7 elderly/disabled high-rises. In addition, the PHA manages 245 scattered site homes, and administers a Section 8 Program to more than 2,500 households. The PHA offers a wide range of services designed to support the social needs of residents. These programs are consistently recognized at the national level for their creativity and effectiveness.
About Pioneering Technology Inc. & the Safe-T-element(R) (STE) cooking system
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 Safe-T-element(R) cooking system 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 Safe-T-element(R) cooking system is available as both a retrofit and pre-installed on new stoves. For more information visit www.pioneeringtech.com or www.safetelement.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.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Pioneering Technology Inc.
Kevin R. Callahan
President and CEO
(905) 712-2061 ext. 222