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October 6, 2003

International Barrier Recognizes National Fire Prevention Week


Fire Resistant Building Materials Company Emphasizes the Importance of Fire Prevention & Safety

Watkins, MN, Vancouver, BC, October 6, 2003 - International Barrier Technology Inc. ("Barrier") (IBTGF: OTCBB; IBH: TSXV) encourages individuals and organizations alike to consider the simple but important lessons promoted by this year's National Fire Prevention Week campaign ("When Fire Strikes: Get Out! Stay Out!"). National Fire Prevention Week takes place October 5 - 11, 2003. The official sponsor, the National Fire Protection Association, offers valuable information regarding fire prevention and safety at: http://www.nfpa.org/FPW/index.asp.

"Improvements in fire prevention and safety have reduced deaths and injuries from fire in the last decades. But the U.S. still has one of the highest fire death rates in the industrialized world, and the value of property loss has grown significantly," said Mike Huddy, International Barrier's president. "There are opportunities to employ increasingly better fire resistant building design and products as well as improve understanding of fire safety practices. I am proud of International Barrier's success in advancing the performance of fire resistant building materials to new levels, with the aim of creating safer living and working environments. And I encourage everyone to educate themselves on fire safety practices such as those being highlighted during National Fire Prevention Week."

About International Barrier Technology Inc.
International Barrier Technology, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets proprietary fire resistant building materials branded as Blazeguard®. The award-winning Blazeguard wood panel uses a patented, non-toxic, non-combustible coating with an extraordinary capability: it releases water when exposed to the heat of fire. The panels exceed International Building Code requirements in every targeted fire test and application, and are unique in combining properties that increase panel strength and minimize environmental and human impact. Blazeguard customers include Centex, D.R. Horton, KB Home, and Lennar. Lowe's Companies and Stock Building Supply are Blazeguard distributors.

Barrier is part of the DJ Building Materials Index (US)

INTERNATIONAL BARRIER TECHNOLOGY INC.

Per: "MICHAEL HUDDY"

_______________________
Michael Huddy
President & Director

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Forward-Looking Information: The statements in this news release contain forward-looking information within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve certain risks, assumptions and uncertainties, including but not limited to the ability to generate and secure product sales. In each case actual results may differ materially from such forward-looking statements. The company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results (expressed or modified) will not be realized.

Contact:
International Barrier Technology Inc.
Richard Angle, 866-735-3519
ir@intlbarrier.com 
or
ECON Investor Relations, Inc.
Peter Kletas, 866-948-0848
pkletas@investorideas.com 

Source: International Barrier Technology Inc.

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