MABC Celebrates 60th Annual Mine Rescue Competition

June 15, 2015

SMITHERS – The Mining Association of B.C. was pleased to be a part of the 60th Annual Provincial Mine Rescue and First Aid Competition last week, which marked the 100th year of the first Mine Rescue competition in B.C.  Mine Rescue 2015 took place in Smithers on June 13th with 10 teams, representing mining operations from across B.C., taking part in the competition.

The competition was divided into two categories, Surface Mine Rescue and Three Person First Aid.  Tasks included life-like simulations that test skills in firefighting, first aid, rope rescue, extrication and general mine rescue knowledge.

Major Category Competition Winners:

·         Overall Surface Mine Rescue Trophy -  Highland Valley Copper   

·         Three Person First Aid Trophy - Huckleberry Mine

The detailed list of results from the 60th Annual Provincial Mine Rescue and First Aid Competition is available here:

MABC would like to recognize the incredible commitment to safety and best practices demonstrated by all competitors. 

“This year marks 100 years since the first mine rescue competition in B.C.” said Karina Briño, President and CEO of the Mining Association of B.C.  “British Columbia has a long history of mine rescue and we are proud of our unwavering commitment to safety and maintaining our status as one of the safest heavy industries in the country.  I commend all of the dedicated mine rescue teams and personnel that work daily to keep their colleagues and communities safe and healthy every day.”