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National Contest WinnersThis page contains links to news articles and documents from the past about the National Mine Rescue Competitions held since their origin.  And don't forget to check out the National Winners pages for past national champions, Top 10 lists, and more.


— 1910 —

Rescue Service for the Miners
The Bureau of Mines Sending Out Life Saving Cars
November 8, 1910


— 1911 —

30,000 Miners Expected at Great Meet
July 16, 1911

President to see explosion in Pittsburgh
August 12, 1911

First Aid Motion Pictures
August 22, 1911

President Taft will witness a mine explosion at Forbes Field
September 17, 1911

All in Readiness for Mine Safety Team Competition
October 6, 1911

First Aid to the Injured
President Arrives There on the Last Day of the Month
October 27, 1911

Plans for Big Celebration Complete
40,000 Miners and Experts Expected at Forbes Field Demonstration Tomorrow
October 29, 1911

Many Thousands of Visitors Here
October 30, 1911

Blow Up a Mine for an Object Lesson in the Work of Rescue
November 7, 1911

First National Mine Safety Demonstration  PDF icon image (5.4 Mb)
Bulletin 44, published 1912



— 1912 —

1912 National Mine Rescue and First Aid Conference  PDF icon image (8.0 Mb)

Mine Rescue Workers to Meet Here
First Aid Men from All Over Country to Confer at Arsenal Station
September 22, 1912


— 1913 —

Mine Rescue Men Show Their Skill
September 9, 1913

Forty Teams Enter First Aid Meet
September 22, 1913

Teams that will paricipate in First Aid Contests are on hand for the demonstration at Arsenal Park
September 22, 1913


— 1918 —

Mine Rescue Car Here
December 30, 1918


— 1919 —

Mine Rescue Meet Brought to Close
October 1, 1919


— 1920 —

Bingham Mine Rescue Team Ties for First Place
September 14, 1920


— 1921 —

1921 National & International Mine Rescue Meets

To Demonstrate Mine Rescue
September 13, 1921


— 1928 —

Acosta Safety Team Takes Third Place in Competition
August 23, 1928


— 1939 —

200 Mine Teams in First Aid Meet
April 1, 1939


— 1951 —

1951 National Mine Rescue Contest, Columbus, OH  PDF icon image (4.6 Mb)


— 1953 —

1953 National Mine Rescue Contest, Fort Wayne, IN  PDF icon image (7.6 Mb)


— 1955 —

1955 National Mine Rescue Contest, Knoxville, TN  PDF icon image (10.0 Mb)


— 1957 —

1957 National Mine Rescue Contest, Louisville, KY  PDF icon image (1.0 Mb)


— 1959 —

Mine Teams Seek First Aid Honors
September 1, 1959


— 1961 —

1961 National Mine Rescue Contest, Charleston, WV  PDF icon image (3.6 Mb)


— 1976 —

Team wins mine rescue tests
September 4, 1976

Cominco Mine Team Wins
September 29, 1976


— 1978 —

Union Carbide Mine Rescue Team Takes Second Place in Competition
September 21, 1978


— 1985 —

Mine Rescue Contest Simulates Disasters
September 26, 1985

Emerald Mine Worker Wins National Benchman Award
October 9, 1985


— 1997 —

Bailey Mine Team Is Best In Nation
September 26, 1997


— 2000 —

Contest Logo
Ready for Disaster
Coeur Silver Valley mine rescue teams heads to national competition
July 13, 2000


— 2001 —

Contest Logo
Enlow Fork team wins mine rescue contest championship
October 16, 2001


— 2002 —

Contest Logo
Rescue Teams from Wyoming, New Mexico Take Top Honors in National Mine Rescue Contest
August 27, 2002


— 2003 —

Contest Logo
National Contest Puts Mine Rescuers Through Their Paces; Miner Safety is Contest Goal
September 15, 2003

Pattiki mine rescue team seeking national honors
September 17, 2003

Labor secretary praises mine-rescue teams who competed at fairground
September 20, 2003

Enlow Fork miners defend national rescue championship
September 27, 2003

Enlow Fork Team Wins 2nd Straight National Mine Rescue Championship
October 4, 2003


— 2004 —

Contest Logo
National Competition Draws Teams from Around the Country
July 7, 2004

Mining event creates competition, teamwork
July 13, 2004

New Mexico team wins mine rescue contest
July 16, 2004

Teamwork key in mine rescue competition
July 16, 2004


— 2006 —

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Doe Run Employee Wins National Mine Rescue Competition
August 17, 2006

National Mine Rescue Contest Readies Teams for Possible Disasters
July 14, 2006


— 2007 —

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Peabody Mine Rescue Teams Earn Four Championships at National
August 26, 2007


— 2008 —

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Rescue miners hone skills at Reno convention
July 18, 2008


— 2010 —

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Hilda Solis: Mine rescue teams are the unsung heroes of the mining community
July 27, 2010


— 2011 —

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Kentucky Mine Rescue Team Members Place in National Competition
October 18, 2011


— 2012 —

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The 100th Anniversary National Mine Rescue Contest Returns to Columbus
January 6, 2012


— 2013 —

Rescue team preps for national championship
July 23, 2013

Miners Test Emergency Skills in Reno Competition
July 31, 2013

2013 National M/NM Mine Rescue Contest Results
August 5, 2013

Miners vie in rescue competition
September 12, 2013

Wyoming County mine rescue team wins national title
September 17, 2013

Teamwork led to flawless win at miner rescue competition
September 30, 2013


— 2014 —

Newmont team wins first place in mine rescue
January 2, 2014

Doe Run Team Wins Rescue Contest
August 27, 2014


— 2015 —

Contest Logo
Naoma-based mine rescue team wins national competition in Kentucky
September 22, 2013

Kentucky Coal Academy Mine Rescue team member wins national competition
September 23, 2015


— 2016 —

Mine Rescue Competition Held in Reno
July 26, 2016


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