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Dräger, Focus FS Announce Strategic Partnership with Ontario Mine Rescue

June 7, 2022 – St. John’s, NL, Canada – Dräger Canada and Focus FS are pleased to announce a strategic, multi-year partnership with Ontario Mine Rescue (OMR) in mine rescue safety innovation.

Together they will deploy the Focus FS Emergency Response software at over 30 operating mining sites across the province, which will provide each mine with the next generation of mine rescue technology.

“This partnership demonstrates everyone’s commitment to continuously improving mine rescue safety and emergency preparedness,” said Rob Clark, Managing Director at Dräger Canada. “By supporting dynamic collaborations such as this one with Focus FS and OMR, we can continue being mine safety leaders in Ontario and around the world.”

The Focus FS Emergency Response software replaces more traditional methods with digital communication and reporting tools used by rescue teams and surface personnel during active emergencies, training, and ongoing improvement.

“We’re using leading-edge technology to strengthen mine rescue best practices,” said Jeffrey Brown, Focus FS President and CEO. “By vastly improving how critical information is collected and communicated in real-time, mine rescue teams can better respond to any incident – ultimately helping to save lives.”

The Focus FS Emergency Response software was developed in partnership with industry led by OMR.

“Our highest priority is the safety of those mine rescue responders we are sending back into the hazardous conditions of a mine emergency,” said Ted Hanley, Vice-President with Ontario Mine Rescue.

“The mine rescue communications platform provided by Focus FS will be used as a critical tool to ensure timely, accurate information is relayed and available to mine rescue teams and mine management – ensuring they make the safest decisions possible in the shortest amount of time.”

The software was introduced at the 2016 International Mines Rescue Competition and is now available for mines across the globe.

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About Dräger

Turning technology into “Technology for Life.” Founded in Lübeck in 1889, Dräger has grown into a worldwide, listed enterprise in its fifth generation as a family-run business. Dräger has more than 15,000 employees worldwide and is present in over 190 countries around the globe. In 2021, the company generated net sales of around EUR 3.34 billion. Please visit our website for more information. To learn more, visit us on Twitter @DraegerNews, LinkedIn, YouTube and Facebook.

About Focus FS

Since 2012, Focus FS has worked with industrial organizations to enable safety excellence through smart operations. Their software-as-a-service platform offers advanced solutions for safety reporting, asset management, emergency response and more. In 2019, Focus FS partnered with Dräger to help workplaces around the world improve safety and achieve zero harm. For more information, visit our website. To learn more about us, visit Twitter @FocusFS, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.

About Ontario Mine Rescue

Please visit the Ontario Mine Rescue website.

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