14th Biennial National Western Region Mine Rescue Competition
Congratulations to the winners from the 14th Biennial National Western Region Mine Rescue Competition, and thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers and competitors who made the 2019 event such a success!
|Bench Technician||Clint Hollingshead- Esterhazy|
|Best Written||Diavik Rio Tinto|
|Fire||Mosaic Potash Esterhazy|
|First Aid||Myra Falls|
|Practical Skills||Mosaic Potash Esterhazy|
|Smoke/Search||Mosaic Potash Esterhazy|
|Obstacle/Recovery||Mosaic Potash Esterhazy|
|Best Overall||Mosaic Potash Esterhazy|
|Extrication||Highland Valley Copper|
|Fire||Coal Valley Westmoreland|
|First Aid||Gahcho Kue De Beers|
|Practical Skills||Highland Valley Copper|
|Smoke/Search||Gahcho Kue De Beers|
|Best Overall||Gahcho Kue De Beers|
The City of Fernie is pleased to host the 14th Biennial National Western Region Mine Rescue Competition September 5, 6, &7th, 2019. We have been hosting the National Western Region Mine Rescue competition since 1993.
This National Mine Rescue Competition showcases the vast knowledge, training, commitment, and professionalism that mining emergency response and rescue teams dedicate themselves to keeping their mines and co-workers as safe as possible, every day. Championship Surface and Underground teams from across Canada and the United States will compete in seven categories that simulate potential mining accidents and scenarios that require Mine Rescue Teams to respond to.
We invite the public to come and show your support for the mine rescue emergency response teams by spectating at the competitions over the weekend. You can come and watch the simulated Underground tasks at the Fernie Curling Club Friday September 6th, and the Surface competition at the Fernie Aquatic Centre grounds Saturday September 7th. Come show your support and enjoy food trucks, entertainment for children, tradeshow vendors and gain an insight into the intensity of emergency response scenarios and all it entails from the mine rescue teams.
Sponsorship and Tradeshow:
The 2019 National Western Region Mine Rescue Competition Tradeshow will be located at the Fernie Community Center (902 Highway 3) on Thursday September 5th from 5:00-8:00pm.
The City of Fernie invites your business to demonstrate support and dedication of all those involved in emergency response and mine rescue, by providing a level of sponsorship and/or donation of products or services. Your sponsorship will reach a vast audience of miners, industrial companies and businesses, emergency response corporations and service providers, as well as other stakeholders, families and friends of mine rescue. Thank you in advance for your consideration of sponsorship and support. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any inquiries or require further information.
For information on the 2019 Event, please see below documents:
Check out the following links for things to do during your downtime:
- Fernie Chamber of Commerce: http://ferniechamber.com/
- Fernie Fix: http://www.ferniefix.com/
- Tourism Fernie: http://www.tourismfernie.com/
- Free Press: http://www.thefreepress.ca/
- Fernie.com: http://fernie.com