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Posted: May 30, 2016

61st Mine Rescue & First Aid Competition June 4

Share in a long-standing tradition by coming out to watch the 61st Provincial Mine Rescue and First Aid Competition!

The first B. C. Mine Rescue Competition was held in Fernie in 1915. Now over a century later, teams from across the province still participate in this unique event, which puts their emergency response and rescue abilities to the test.

Join in for an exciting day of simulated rescue missions and fire fighting on Saturday, June 4 at Kimberley’s Centennial Hall and Coronation Park. There is no admission to watch the events, running from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Teams will demonstrate their expertise in emergency response and mine rescue in one of three competitions.

Surface Mine Rescue features Extrication, Rope, Fire Fighting, Practical Skills, First Aid and Written Exam

Underground features Obstacle and Recovery, Donning Bench, Fire Fighting, Practical Skills, First Aid and a Written Exam.

And Three-Person First Aid features a Demonstration of basic first aid skills in a simulated emergency.Microsoft Word - MineRescue2016 Press Release.docx

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