UTC Fire & Security to support fire training center in China

CHONGQING, China, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Fire & Security has announced an agreement with Chongqing Fire Department to provide industry-leading Kidde Live Fire Trainer technology to help build a world-class fire training center in Chongqing. UTC Fire & Security is a business unit of United Technologies Corp..

According to the agreement, Chongqing Fire Department will deploy Kidde Live Fire Trainer technology to equip the Chongqing Fire Training Center located at the Fusheng area, Chongqing. Chongqing Yujie Fire Protection Equipment Co., Ltd, under the management of UTC Fire & Security Asia, will supply Kidde Live Fire Trainer systems and provide installation and training services. The Chongqing Fire Training Center is currently under construction, and has a total area of more than 168,000 square meters, including training area, teaching buildings and a dormitory for trainees.

"We're privileged to have this opportunity to support the Chongqing Fire Department in building a world-class fire training center and contributing to the Chongqing 'Safe City' endeavor," said Doug Wright, President, UTC Fire & Security Asia. "Being a leading company in the fire safety and electronic security industry, UTC Fire & Security offers a broad range of industry-leading technologies and solutions. Kidde Live Fire Trainer systems are part of this portfolio and have safely provided more than three million live training sessions to fire departments around the world. We're committed to delivering the best experience for our customer in Chongqing."

Fu Jicheng, Director, Chongqing Fire Department said: "We have chosen UTC Fire & Security for the leading technology and the proven record of training success and safety. We look forward to building an excellent fire force with the world's advanced technologies and solutions."

With more than 30 years of proven success, Kidde provides innovative training systems to offer the broadest range of fire training solutions including mobile, outdoor, aircraft, structural, on water and portable scenarios. Kidde live fire training simulators realistically replicate the heat, smoke, flames and chaos of a real fire emergency, yet do so in a controlled and environmentally sound manner. Kidde takes extra precautions to ensure trainees' safety.