Focus FS President to speak at International Mining Conference

September 9, 2019

Focus FS President and CEO Jeffrey K. Brown will address attendees at the Ninth International Mines Rescue Body Conference in Bogotá, Colombia, this week.

His presentation, Emerging Technologies Improve Mine Emergency Response, will give an overview of leading-edge digital mine rescue response systems.

The IMRB holds conferences around the world every two years. It brings together mine operators and leading experts from two dozen countries to share knowledge and discuss pressing issues facing today’s mining industry – including safety, technologies, rescue training and management systems.

The theme of this year’s conference is United to save lives. One of the main sponsors is Dräger, who recently announced a partnership with Focus FS to integrate Focus FS Mine Rescue software with Dräger Safety’s gas detection and personal protection equipment.

This connection between software and device technology eliminates the need for manual data capture during incidents; improves the quality and speed of data availability, as well as analysis and decision-making; and digitally records responder and environmental conditions to improve post-incident investigations.

The Ninth IMRB Conference takes place from September 7 to 14, 2019. For more information, visit