Two mine rescue teams from Missouri University of Science and Technology will compete in the Southern Regional Mine Rescue Competition that will be held May 6-8 in New Iberia, Louisiana.
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.
The following are members of S&T’s gold team:
The following are members of S&T’s black team:
Congratulations, on your placement in the recent competition!
That’s an awesome achievement, especially considering the level at which you have competed.
As a former miner (and a current first responder), I still admire the discipline and dedication of those who volunteer to train for the protection of their fellow workers.
The attitudes you develop and encourage, toward safety now, will pay dividends for years to come.
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