Missouri University of Science and Technology won the Southern Regional Mine Rescue Competition May 3-5 in New Iberia, Louisiana.
Missouri S&T’s Gold Team finished first overall after placing first in the smoke chamber, first aid and on the field and second place in team tech. The Missouri S&T Black Team finished ninth out of 16 teams.
The competition involves a simulated mine disaster that is set up and monitored by the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration. In addition to the rescue simulation, other events include first aid, gas testing and maintaining a complex self-contained breathing apparatus. Written exams are also administered. [Read more…]