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2015 Coal Mine Rescue Contests

National Mine Rescue Contest, Lexington, Kentucky

State Championships
• Alabama
• Illinois
• Indiana
• Kentucky
• Pennsylvania
• Virginia Governor's Cup

Skills Competitions
• Kentucky Coal Academy Regional Skills
• MTTC Pennsylvania Skills
• Southeastern Illinois College Skills
• West Virginia Alliance/Beckley Skills

Tests & Practice
• 2015 Written Coal Exams
• All Written Exams
• Practice Problems
  Local Competitions
• Colorado Mine Rescue Association
• Energy Expo
• Harlan County Safety Days
• Hatfield & McCoy
• Kentucky DMS
• Kentucky Mining Institute
• Kentucky River
• McDowell
• NMRA Post 1 (Bluefield, WV)
• NMRA Post 2 (Lexington, KY)
• NMRA Post 5 (Morgantown, WV)
• NMRA Post 6 (Moundsville, WV)
• NMRA Post 11 (Madisonville, KY)
• Rend Lake College
• Rocky Mountain Association
• Southern West Virginia
• Virginia Mining Institute
• Western Kentucky Mining Institute


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Files contributed by Harry Lovely, Morton Salt, Grand River, Ohio
and Danny Knott, Kentucky Coal Academy, Versailles, Kentucky.

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Mine Rescue Statements of Fact

Learning suggestion: Have your team members write out the statements of fact by hand (or type) and/or make up their own sample test questions.  The results may amaze you.  Make your "A" Card clean in 2015.

2014 Mine Rescue Statements of Fact
100 Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (DM)
10 Multiple Choice Questions (only) (JA)
Each quiz below contains 25 questions  
Quiz No. 1
Quiz No. 2
Quiz No. 3
Quiz No. 4
Quiz No. 5
Quiz No. 6
Quiz No. 7
Quiz No. 8
Quizzes 3-6 are from NEW 2014 statements

Benchman Statements of Fact
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Drδger BG4 Statements of Fact
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Biomarine 240R Statements of Fact
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Biomarine 240S Statements of Fact
Previous breathing apparatus test questions used and online quizzes can be found at the Mine Rescue Statements, Tests, and Quizzes page.


First Aid Statements of Fact

2013 First Aid Statements (100 Questions)
2015 First Aid Statements (100 Questions)  
Each quiz below contains 20 questions
Quiz No. 1
Quiz No. 2
Quiz No. 3
Quiz No. 4
Quiz No. 5


Preshift Statements of Fact

Preshift Statements of Fact
100 Multiple Choice Questions & Answers  
Each quiz below contains 25 questions
Quiz No. 1
Quiz No. 2
Quiz No. 3
Quiz No. 4


Advanced Mine Rescue Training

PDF icon imageIG-7 - Advanced Mine Rescue Training  (11.8 Mb)
PDF icon imageIG-7a - Advanced Skills Training  (338 Kb)
The IG-7 & IG-7a manuals are source documents in Skills competitions.  (more)
Each quiz below contains 25 questions  
Quiz No. 1
Quiz No. 2
Visit here for reference documents, gas charts, and additional online quizzes pertaining to mine gases.


National Mine Rescue Contest
Lexington, Kentucky
September 14-17, 2015

Media
PDF icon imageContest Results

Mine Rescue
PDF icon imageContest Problem Day 1
PDF icon imageContest Problem Day 2

Preshift
PDF icon imageContest Problem

Bench
PDF icon imageBioPak 240R Contest Problem


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Post 1

Welch Post 1 Mine Rescue Contest
Bluefield, West Virginia
May 30, 2015

Mine Rescue
PPT icon imageContest Problem  (2.5 Mb)
PDF icon imageVisio Problem Setup


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Post 2

Smokeaters Post 2 Bench Contest
Lexington, Kentucky
May 8, 2015

Media
PDF icon imageContest Results


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NMRA Post 5 Contest
Morgantown, West Virginia
August 11-13, 2015

Mine Rescue
MS PowerPoint icon imageContest Problem Day 1  (2.2 Mb)
MS PowerPoint icon imageContest Problem Day 2  (1.8 Mb)

First Aid
PDF icon imageContest Problem

Preshift
PDF icon imageContest Problem  (2.7 Mb)


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NMRA Post 6 Contest
Moundsville, West Virginia
June 2-4, 2015

Media
PDF icon imageContest Results  (3.1 Mb)

Mine Rescue
MS Word icon imageContest Problem Day 1  (1.9 Mb)
MS Word icon imageContest Problem Day 2  (1.8 Mb)
MS Word icon imagePlacards Day 1
MS Word icon imagePlacards Day 2

First Aid
PDF icon imageContest Problem  (3.9 Mb)

Preshift
PDF icon imageContest Problem  (7.9 Mb)

Bench
MS Word icon imageDraeger BG4 Contest Problem
MS Word icon imageBioPak 240R Contest Problem  (3.6 Mb)
MS Word icon imageDraeger BG4 Test Questions & Answers  (1.5 Mb)
MS Word icon imageBioPak 240R Test Questions & Answers


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NMRA Post 11 Contest
Madisonville, Kentucky
May 7, 2015

Mine Rescue
PDF icon imageContest Problem

First Aid
PDF icon imageContest Problem  (1.2 Mb)


Rocky Mt. Association Mine Rescue Contest
Price, Utah
June 16-19, 2015

Media
PDF icon imageContest Results  (2.8 Mb)

Mine Rescue
PDF icon imageContest Problem Day 1  (2.6 Mb)
PDF icon imageContest Problem Day 2  (1.8 Mb)
PDF icon imageSpecial Instructions


VA Governor's Cup Mine Rescue Contest
Wise, Virginia
June 3-4, 2015

Mine Rescue
PDF icon imageContest Problem  (2.1 Mb)


Harlan County Safety Days Contest
Cumberland, Kentucky
July 21-23, 2015

Mine Rescue
PDF icon imageContest Problem Day 1
PDF icon imageContest Problem Day 2
Questions & Answers Day 1
Questions & Answers Day 2  [take this test]

First Aid
PDF icon imageContest Problem
MS Word icon imageWritten Test Questions

Preshift
PDF icon imageContest Problem


Pennsylvania State Mine Rescue Contest
Carmichaels, Pennsylvania
August 18-21, 2015

Media
PDF icon imageContest Results

Mine Rescue
PDF icon imageContest Problem

Preshift
PDF icon imageContest Problem
Written Test Questions & Answers


Illinois State Mine Rescue Contest
Marion, Illinois
August 26, 2015

Media
PDF icon imageContest Results

Mine Rescue
PDF icon imageContest Problem


McDowell Mine Rescue Contest
Sponsored by Welch Post No. 1
October 1, 2015

Mine Rescue
PDF icon imageContest Problem
MS Word icon imageAdditional Information


Practice Problems

Mine Rescue
PDF icon imagePractice Problem No. 1 (JA)
PDF icon imagePractice Problem No. 2 (JA)
PDF icon imagePractice Problem No. 3 (JA)
PDF icon imagePractice Problem No. 4 (MH)  (1.8 Mb)


MTTC Pennsylvania Skills Contest
Prosperity, Pennsylvania
April 21-25, 2015

Media
Excel icon imageContest Results

Mine Rescue
PPT icon imageContest Problem  (1.7 Mb)


Kentucky DMS Mine Rescue Contest
Prestonsburg, Kentucky
April 29-30, 2015

Mine Rescue
PDF icon imageContest Problem Day 1  (1.9 Mb)
PDF icon imageContest Problem Day 2  (1.9 Mb)


Alabama State Mine Rescue Contest
Sumiton, Alabama
May 19-21, 2015

Mine Rescue
PPT icon imageContest Problem Day 1  (3.4 Mb)
PPT icon imageContest Problem Day 2  (3.8 Mb)


West Virginia Alliance Mine Rescue Skills
Beckley, West Virginia
May 18-22, 2015

Mine Rescue
PDF icon imageContest Problem
MS Word icon imageSuperintendent's Statement
MS Word icon imageProblem Statement
MS Word icon imagePatient Statement
PDF icon imageBlank Map
PDF icon image1st Ventilation Change
PDF icon image2nd Ventilation Change


KCA Regional Mine Rescue Skills Contest
Madisonville, Kentucky
April 9, 2015

Mine Rescue
PPT icon imageContest Problem  (1.8 Mb)


WKMI Mine Rescue Contest
Madisonville, Kentucky
May 20-21, 2015

Mine Rescue
PDF icon imageContest Problem
MS Word icon imageSuperintendent's Statement
MS Word icon imageProblem Instructions
MS Word icon imageConscious Man's Statement


SIC Mine Rescue Skills Contest
Southeastern Illinois College
Harrisburg, Illinois
June 9-10, 2015

Mine Rescue
Skills Problem A
Skills Problem B


Kentucky River Mine Rescue Contest
Hazard, Kentucky
June 16-18, 2015

Media
PDF icon imageContest Results

Mine Rescue
PDF icon imageContest Problem Day 1
PDF icon imageContest Problem Day 2
PDF icon imageSpecial Instructions
Questions & Answers Day 1
Questions & Answers Day 2  [take this test]

Preshift
PDF icon imageContest Problem


Indiana State Mine Rescue Contest
Vincennes, Indiana
June 3-4, 2015

Mine Rescue
PDF icon imageContest Problem
PDF icon imageVentilation Map
PDF icon imageSpecial Instructions

Preshift
PDF icon imageContest Problem


Hatfield & McCoy Mine Safety Competition
Pikeville, Kentucky
July 14-16, 2015

Mine Rescue
PDF icon imageContest Problem Day 1
PDF icon imageContest Problem Day 2

Preshift
PDF icon imageContest Problem


Colorado Mine Rescue Association Contest
Craig, Colorado
July 14-16, 2015

Mine Rescue
PDF icon imageContest Problem Day 1
PDF icon imageContest Problem Day 2

First Aid
PDF icon imageContest Problem  (2.1 Mb)


Virginia Mining Institute Contest
Blacksburg, West Virginia
August 4-6, 2015

Mine Rescue
PDF icon imageContest Problem Day 1  (1.6 Mb)
PDF icon imageContest Problem Day 2  (1.5 Mb)


Kentucky Mining Institute
Kentucky State Mine Rescue Contest
Lexington, Kentucky
August 18-21, 2015

Mine Rescue
PDF icon imageContest Problem Day 1
PDF icon imageContest Problem Day 2
Questions & Answers Day 1
Questions & Answers Day 2
Questions & Answers Day 1 & 2  [take this test]

First Aid
PDF icon imageContest Problem
Written Test Questions Only

Preshift
PDF icon imageContest Problem


Southern West Virginia Mine Rescue Contest
Beckley, West Virginia
August 31-September 3, 2015

Mine Rescue
PDF icon imageContest Problem Day 1
PDF icon imageContest Problem Day 2


Rend Lake College Mine Rescue Contest
Ina, Illinois

Mine Rescue
PDF icon imageContest Problem


Energy Expo Mine Rescue Contest
Clintwood, Virginia
October 8, 2015

Mine Rescue
PDF icon imageContest Problem
More info about problem

Preshift
PDF icon imageContest Problem


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