Dräger Fest

October 1, 2020

Dräger safety solutions including Live-Fire Training,
SCBAs, and Gas Detection on the Fire Ground

Dräger Fest

October 1, 2020

Dräger safety solutions including Live-Fire Training, SCBAs, and Gas Detection on the Fire Ground

Welcome to

Dräger Fest!


Join us for the Dräger Fest virtual event on October 1st. Click the REGISTER button below to sign up for this unique and innovative platform dedicated to showcasing Dräger solutions including Live-Fire Training Systems, NFPA-Certified SCBAs, and Gas Detection on the Fire Ground. The platform will officially open on September 22nd so watch out for an email on how you can activate your registration and select the live product demos, product information, and meetings you are interested in attending before we kick off our one-day event on October 1st. By submitting your information, you agree to the Privacy Policy.

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Schedule of Events

Join Us for these Live, Collaborative, Q&A and Expert-Driven Events

Live Meetings

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. 

NFPA-Certified SCBAs

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.

Facebook Live

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.

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Webinar Presented by:

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.

Rick Lasky
Chief (Ret.)
Lewisville (TX) Fire Department

John Salka, Jr.
Battalion Chief (Ret.)
Fire Department of New York

Bobby Halton
Fire Engineering Magazine

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Featured Products

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.

Fire Training


When responding to a fire, the experience and skills learned during training can save lives. High-quality training is critically important today as fires are hotter and burn faster than ever before.

The Dräger line of Fire Training Systems starts with a fire extinguisher trainer all the way to a custom multi-story, multi-fire building. Whether it’s a Class B system with a few interchangeable props or a Class A Swede System, you can be confident that proper engineering went into every choice to give your Fire Department years of education.

And speaking of education, every Dräger system includes a curriculum and training in the proper, safe operation to your trainers.

Firefighter SCBAs


The self-contained breathing apparatus, or SCBA, is the foundational tool that provides the greatest amount of airway protection from toxic gas and harmful particulates resulting from the fire. It’s essential for modern Firefighting.

Dräger is the inventor of the modern-day SCBAs specifically for Firefighters. In 2021, Dräger celebrates 80 years of the Firefighter SCBA.

In those eight decades, Dräger made some substantial improvements, but the most notable in recent years is comfort. Our SCBAs provide the wearer with a comfortable fit, allowing a Firefighter to twist and reach as required by the situation at hand. The PSS® 7000 adds a height adjustment for extra ergonomic fit. An our masks come in nine sizes to fit any face.

All Dräger SCBAs that meets the 2019 Edition of NFPA 1981 and 1982.

Gas Detection


Toxic gases like carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen cyanide (HCN) are be present on the Fire Ground. While either by itself is dangerous or even deadly, the combination of the two are exponentially worse, earning them the distinctive name, the Toxic Twins.

Dräger is the exclusive provider of a Toxic Twins detector that alerts when the two in combination are at dangerous levels. Another gas detection system wouldn’t alert until CO or HCN reached toxic concentration.

Dräger offers a comprehensive range of portable gas detection systems for Firefighters — from single gas to multi-gas to HazMat kits to area monitoring.

Don’t Just Gear Up

Dräger 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.

Dräger Fest! is powered by Fire Engineering and FDIC. You’ll have an opportunity to get up close with some of the most innovative firefighting tools from Dräger. Your experience includes interactive product demos, live Q&A moderated by Fire Engineering’s editorial team, the opportunity to see more products and meet with Draeger representatives.