Join Us for these Live, Collaborative, Q&A and Expert-Driven Events
10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT
Many of our specialists will be online throughout the day on October 1 to answer any questions and learn more about Dräger. Beginning on September 22, you can schedule live, one-on-one meetings with Dräger Associates to discuss all of our products and solutions — not just the ones highlighted during the event.
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EDT
Have you tried on a Dräger SCBA lately? The ergonomic comfort features available on our 2019 Edition SCBA makes a huge difference. Learn all about the capabilities and features of this vital firefighting tool. You’ll soon discover that it’s time to try on a Dräger SCBA.
Webinar: The Three Degrees of Mayday
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT
This class is centered around three categories or situations firefighters can find themselves in that could result in a Mayday. Learn a new perspective on Mayday and RIT operations and how to handle any Mayday situation with confidence.
Live-Fire Training Systems
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT
Dräger is the leading provider of live-fire training systems including the exclusive maker of Swede Survival Systems. Class A or Class B? Mobile or permanent? What can we afford? Is there a grant? All of these questions are just the beginning of what a department, academy, or community college confronts. Dräger introduces our process along with the wide variety of training tools, buildings, props, and more available.
Fire Ground Gas Detection
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT
The many dangers on active fire ground requires the right set of tools. This is especially true for the invisible threat of toxic gases. This discussion will cover how to use all the tools available including single-, dual-, and multi-gas detection devices along with a brand new solution available exclusively from Dräger.
4:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. EDT
Dräger Fest will go live on Facebook to broadcast a the virtual event. Join our community for the opportunity to join the conversation and ask questions, comment, react, or just follow along in real time. You may also make personal connections and create shared experiences with Facebook Live.
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT
Every session will be led by firefighting professionals including Fire Engineering’s Chief (Ret) Bobby Halton and HazMatNation’s Battalion Chief Phil Ambrose. Our own Capt. Paul Tarter and Training Chief (Ret.) Michael Foster will be on hand to discuss the products and solutions from Dräger. Every discussion will be firefighter-to-firefighter.
Prizes, Specials & Surprises
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT
Dräger Fest, like any festival, includes prizes and giveaways. In fact, every attendee to Dräger Fest will receive a free no-touch tool (conditions apply). Moreover, be sure to listen closely at each session because you might get a preview of upcoming promotions or specials.
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT Thursday, October 1, 2020
The Three Degrees of Mayday
Battalion Chief (Ret.) John Salka, Fire Department of New York; and Chief (Ret.) Rick Lasky, Lewisville (TX) Fire Department
This class is centered around three categories or situations firefighters can find themselves in that could result in a Mayday. Not every Mayday is the same; consequently, not every rapid intervention team (RIT) operation will be the same. The RIT needs to prepare for various urgent and dangerous situations of increasing difficulty. A single firefighter lost in a house fire may be handled adequately by a four-person RIT with little other assistance. A three-person engine company crew that experiences a loss of water or sudden flashover will necessitate a larger and more robust RIT operation along with additional logistical support. The collapse of a burning building that traps six firefighters in a two-story burning pile of debris will need an even more complex response. Learn a new perspective on Mayday and RIT operations and how to handle any Mayday situation with confidence.
Lewisville (TX) Fire Department
John Salka, Jr.
Battalion Chief (Ret.)
Fire Department of New York
Fire Engineering Magazine
At Dräger Fest you’ll learn about Dräger SCBAs including the 2019 Edition of NFPA certification along with some of the most innovative features on the platform. You will also learn all about Dräger Live-Fire Training Systems including the genuine Swede Survival Systems available exclusively from Dräger. Finally, we’ll have a comprehensive look at Gas Detection by Dräger on the fire ground including a preview of a brand new product.
Don’t Just Gear Up
Dräger recognizes the complexities of today’s Fire Ground and the multitude of incidents that require Firefighters to step into areas of increased risk both short- and long-term. Several Dräger products, when used in combination with one another, provide an unequaled level of safety and protection.
Dräger encompasses the collection of solutions that mitigate some of the dangers confronting Firefighters. Some dangers are immediate — fire, smoke, toxic gas, etc. Others cause a long-term harmful effect on First Responders — carcinogen particulates, chemicals, cardiovascular insult and damage, etc.