SOURCE: Homeland Security Group International

February 21, 2007 06:00 ET

Homeland Security Group International Introduces EBD-1 to Mining Industry

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 21, 2007 -- Colonel Jeffrey A. Powers, CEO of Homeland Security Group International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HMSG), announced today that HMSG has entered into discussions with the mine safety industry and introduced them to the Neptune EBD-1. The company will begin immediately to ensure NIOSH Certification. HMSG has been invited to attend the National Mine Rescue Team Competition in Carlin, NV, on April 20 - 21 where they have been invited to "showcase" the Neptune EBD-1. The company will talk with, and pass out information on the unit to all participants and observers.

"The currently issued emergency breathing apparatus used for mine safety is a filter device that has several problems," commented Colonel Jeffrey Powers, CEO of HMSG. "The unit gets hot during use. User's mouths have been burned to the point of causing blisters to form. This is cased by the chemical reaction of converting Carbon Monoxide to Carbon Dioxide. The device currently in use is also hard to draw air through and therefore uncomfortable to the user," continued Powers. "Another drawback of the filter being used in mines today is that it filters air, so if oxygen is not present in sufficient quantities then the user has no other means of support. The EBD is a self contained breathing apparatus and doesn't filter air but rather supplies breathable air."

During the demonstration held last week in Carlin, Nevada, mining officials present suggested that the unit be "staged" throughout the mine with pallets of spare air canisters. This would benefit rescue crews that would not have to carry spare air equipment with them as they enter the mine on rescue operations (For the return trip out of the mine with injured or trapped workers). A supply of units and air bottles could be stored in the newly manufactured "safe rooms" that are now prevalent in most mines.

Officials were very excited about the EBD and follow on meetings were scheduled to further educate the mining industry and the training academies on the characteristics, nomenclature and operating procedure of the EBD.

About Homeland Security Group International

Homeland Security Group International (PINKSHEETS: HMSG) is a technology-based corporation based in north county San Diego. HMSG's mission is the development and commercialization of technology focused on providing increased security for both civilian and military personnel throughout the world. Under the leadership of Colonel Jeffrey A. Powers, USMC (Retired), HMSG has assembled a portfolio of technology and services through alliances with established defense-related companies and through internal development that is being brought to market in a cost-efficient and timely manner. The company has partnered with leading security firms to design and market surveillance systems for homeland defense security applications.

This press release contains forward-looking statements pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include risks and uncertainties that may cause the company's plans to change and are in no way intended to guarantee that the company will be successful in executing its plans. HMSG's common stock currently trades on the over-the-counter "Pink Sheets" under the symbol "HMSG." This press release in no way constitutes any recommendation regarding the securities of HMSG or its affiliates. Any person reading this press release is advised that this release should be considered in light of all facts and circumstances regarding the business and financial condition and prospects of HMSG, and no inference is made that this release contains all such information.

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