Welcome to Drägertown.
Welcome to Drägertown
A Town for Firefighters
Drägertown is not so easily found on a map. Comfortably off the beaten path, it’s more a state of mind than a geographically defined province.
History goes back to 1889, when German watchmaker Johann Heinrich Dräger patented the Lubeca valve, improving the uneven flow of beer in tap systems. Joined by his son Bernhard, Johann applied his principles of pressure reduction to medical and safety products related to breathing.
Their new company helped pioneer medical technology, with the first reliable device for controlling the mixture of oxygen and anesthetics. The breathing developed for mining became the industry standard, inspiring the term “Drägerman,” which lives to this day.
Generations of innovations kept coming. Incubators. Ventilators. SCBAs. Diving equipment. Technology for detecting toxic gas in the air or alcohol in breath. Dräger products have helped firefighters, physicians, police, and astronauts. Dräger has taken Technology for Life® to the bottom of the sea, to the top of Mount Everest, and even into space.
Drägertown is a place to take a breather after a long journey. The air is cleaner here. Join us.
Brands: Dräger, Draeger, SCBA, Fire Training, Swede System, N95, Gas Detection, Special Operations