Fernie Mine Rescue Competition

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - Saturday, September 7, 2013
Fernie Mine Rescue Competition

The National Western Regional Mine Rescue Competition (NWRMRC) - Eleventh Biennial will be held in Fernie, British Columbia on September 6 & 7, 2013.

Provincial and Territorial Surface and Underground Mine Rescue winners from Western Canada Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Yukon and Northwest Territories/Nunavut as well, as the winning surface and underground teams from the Northwestern United States make up the competition. Each team participates in five tasks including first aid, fire and smoke simulation, rope task and a written exam.

The intense training and numerous hours these individuals put in to hone their skills prior to competing and the teamwork and support from their families all contribute to the competitor's success during the competition. Camaraderie, sportsmanship and the sense of pride to be a member of a mine rescue team all contribute to a high energy competition where teams compete against their peers; where the stakes are high and competition is fierce.

Come show your support for your team!