Our Mine Rescue Solutions Don’t Just Protect Miners – They Protect Families
What makes a Drägerman? What drives them to do such dangerous work, day after day? Learn the history of the Drägerman and meet many real-life mine rescuers and their families who have opened their doors and hearts to us.
Drägerman History – How It All Began
It was an unbelievable disaster. On March 10, 1906, a massive explosion convulsed a coal mine near the French town of Courrières. One of our company’s founders, Bernhard Dräger, travelled to Courrières answering the call for aid. Bringing along with him a breathing apparatus which he had developed two years earlier.
The Dräger breathing apparatus rapidly gained a reputation as a far superior technology compared to the other solutions that were available at the time.
Since then, mines rescue and the development of respiratory devices have come a long way. But one thing remains the same: miners and mine rescuers, like the Boutets from Sudbury, Ontario, absolutely rely on the advanced respiratory devices manufactured by Dräger.
Get to Know Our Mining Families
Discover why three generations of a family: grandfather, father and son, all volunteer for mines rescue. And why mine rescue can sometimes lead to a long-lasting love affair. Learn why mine rescuers won’t hesitate to trust their lives to a breathing apparatus from Dräger.