MINEARC SUPPORTS EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING AT THE RENO MINE RESCUE COMPETITION
During July of this year, MineARC was proud to sponsor the 2016 Metal and Nonmetal National Mine Rescue Contest, held in Reno, Nevada. Playing host to 37 mine rescue teams from 18 states, the competition challenged the skills and tested the knowledge of participants in a mock-underground environment created at the Reno-Sparks Convention Centre. Together and individually, the teams had to be ready to overcome a range of obstacles in order to rescue trapped, injured or missing miners.
“It’s a great learning experience,” Robert Crommelin, Mine Rescue Coordinator at Klondex Mines said. “It is fun. It’s exciting. Our teams train for the day they hope never comes, to rescue another miner.”
MineARC Systems were onsite to support the teams during the competition. Business Development Manager Scott Sweat was even caught on camera with MineARC’s display MineSAFE Narrow Design Refuge Chamber. Take a look at the KTVN Channel 2 news feature below.