Palmieri Appointed to Burn Foundation Board of Directors

LANSDALE, Pa. (September 2, 2009) - Darren Palmieri, national product manager of residential fire protection at Tyco Fire Suppression & Building Products (TFSBP), has been appointed to the Burn Foundation's Board of Directors. As a board member, Palmieri will contribute his fire protection knowledge to enhance the foundation's efforts around burn prevention education.

"Fire prevention is a cause that is passionately pursued here at Tyco," said Palmieri. "I am honored to have been selected for board membership and eager to help the Burn Foundation advance its noble cause and mission."

During his four years as product manager for TFSBP, Palmieri has been dedicated to increasing residential sprinkler system and fire protection awareness across the country. He has an extensive background in marketing, business development, strategic planning and advertising, which he will also contribute to the board.

Based in Philadelphia, the Burn Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to educating families, emergency workers and the medical community about burn prevention and offering recovery assistance to burn survivors and their families. During the last five years, the foundation has donated more than $1.8 million to four burn medical centers, which include Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Lehigh Valley Hospital, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Temple University Hospital.

About Tyco Fire Suppression & Building Products

Tyco Fire Suppression & Building Products is a strategically aligned business unit with globally recognized products sold under leading brands including ANSUL, GRINNELL MECHANICAL, HYGOOD, PYRO-CHEM, QUELL, RAPID RESPONSE, SKUM, and TYCO FIRE & BUILDING PRODUCTS. Tyco Fire Suppression & Building Products produces fire protection and ancillary building construction solutions for commercial, industrial, institutional, governmental, and residential customers. Heavy emphasis is placed on research and development resulting in innovations and global approvals covering specialized chemical and water-based fire technologies. Key products include manual firefighting equipment, detection/suppression systems, extinguishing agents, sprinkler systems, valves, piping products, and fittings.

About Tyco International

Tyco International (NYSE: TYC) is a diversified, global company that provides vital products and services to customers in more than 60 countries. Tyco is a leading provider of security products and services, fire protection and detection products and services, valves and controls, and other industrial products. Tyco completed the spin-off of its healthcare and electronics businesses on June 29, 2007 and today has annual revenues of more than $18 billion and 110,000 employees. More information on Tyco can be found at

About The Burn Foundation

Established in 1973, the Burn Foundation is a Philadelphia-based non-profit organization serving the greater Philadelphia region in the prevention of burns through education, and the support of the burn care community, burn survivors and their families. During the past five years, the Burn Foundation has provided more than $1.8 million in financial support to four regional burn medical centers-Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Lehigh Valley Hospital, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Temple University Hospital-all of which treat patients from more than 160 referring hospital emergency rooms in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and the State of Delaware.

Darren Palmieri, Product Manager
Tyco Fire Suppression & Building Products
215-412-3846 (office)
267-337-0490 (cell)

Christin McNeil
SBC Advertising
614-255-3258 (office)

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