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Mine Rescue Contest Problems and Written Exams
Your preeminent location for mine rescue contest problems and written examinations from 2012 to the present.  Plus, we have an excellent area containing the Past Champions from the National Mine Rescue Contests.
Mine Disasters in the United States
Mammoth library containing information on all mine disasters in the US since 1839.

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Mine Academy Fire Prop
Fire prop that will be used in the underground mine simulator at the Mine Emergency Response Academy for fire brigades and mine rescue training in Madisonville, KY.

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Introduction to Mine Rescue Team Training and Competition
This video covers the basis for the safe, efficient rescue and recovery methods followed during a mine rescue competition.
Remember Wilberg
"Remember Wilberg" is a documentary produced by UTA's Department of Art and Art History about a December 1984 fire at the Wilberg Mine in Emery County, Utah.  The fire killed 27 coal miners.  The documentary took more than two years to produce.  While it honors the victims of the disaster, it will also be used as a safety training tool for coal miners.  A $1.3 million federal grant that was awarded to UTA's Division of Enterprise Development funded the project.
Virginia's Mine Rescue Technology
Virginia now has the best in communication with the purchase of an IWT system thanks to grant from the Mine Safety and Health Administration.  The system syncs to MSHA's.  In addition, the mine rescue team has added R-2 to their ranks for quicker response time.
2017 Mine Rescue Olympiad
TE Productions: Videography/Presentation of the 2017 Mine Rescue Safety Olympiad hosted by Kinross Gold - Round Mountain.  Mine rescue teams from around the country come to compete and train in Elko, Nevada.  Video produced by Troy Edler.
2016 National M/NM Mine Rescue Contest
2016 National M/NM Mine Rescue Contest - Watch it here on YouTube or download original from MSHA. (434 Mb)
2016 Colorado Mine Rescue Contest
25th Annual Competition - Blue Moutain Energy's Deserado Silver Team competes in Delta, Colorado in 2 mine rescue scenarios, first aid contacts, and bench.
2016 Mine Rescue Safety Olympiad
TE Productions videography/presentation of the 2016 Mine Rescue Safety Olympiad hosted by Barrick Goldstrike in Elko, Nevada. Mine rescue teams from around the country come to compete and train at the Elko Convention Center.  Video produced by Troy Edler.
2016 Nevada Regional Mine Rescue Competition
This is a video presentation of the various mine rescue teams participating in a mine rescue competition that was held in Winnemucca, Nevada.  The competition was held in March of 2016.  The competition was put on by the Nevada Mine Rescue Association and MSHA.
2016 Tennessee Regional Mine Rescue Competition
Mine Safety is serious business.  Contests keep us sharp and ready for any situation we might have to face underground.  The Mine Safety Unit is a part of the Workplace Regulations and Compliances division of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
2015 Mine Emergency Rescue Drill - Sugar Creek, MO
Mine rescue teams participate in drills meant to challenge and test their abilities using state-of-the-art equipment.
Virginia State Mine Rescue Team Formed
The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy announced the formation of a mine rescue team in 2016.  It is the first state team in the Commonwealth's history and will provide emergency response to all underground coal mines in Virginia. Services will also be offered to mineral mines.
Governor's Cup Mine Rescue Competition 2015
Eight mine rescue teams competed for the Virginia Governor's Cup on the campus of the University of Virginia's College at Wise in June 2015.  It is an important simulation of life-saving skills.
Ontario Mine Rescue
Ontario Mine Rescue, a part of Workplace Safety North, has trained and equipped thousands of volunteers who have fought fires, rescued injured personnel and responded to a wide array of incidents in the province's mines over the past eight decades.  Scenes from the Ontario Provincial Mine Rescue Competition 2010.
October 30th - Mine Rescue Day
October 30th is a fitting day to recognize mine rescuers.  On October 30, 1911, the first national mine rescue contest was held in the United States.  It was organized by Dr. Joseph A. Holmes, who in 1910 was appointed as the first director of the U.S. Bureau of Mines by President William Howard Taft.  The event was held at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, PA, and was attended by Director Holmes and President Taft.
December 6 - National Miners' Day
In 2009, Congress proclaimed that each December 6th would be recognized in remembrance of the 1907 Monongah coal mine disaster, which resulted in the deaths of 362 miners and became the worst industrial accident in American history.
Buried Alive - The Chilean Mine Rescue
The story of the miraculous rescue of 33 miners from the San Jose Copper Mine near Copiapo, Chile.  On October 13, 2010, after 69 days, all 33 of the miners were pulled from the mine in a rescue capsule designed and built by the Chilean Navy.  This rescue came following the longest period of entrapment on record.
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Mine Rescue is Everywhere
Amusing video which follows a gentleman through is daily routine decked out in his mining gear, including a self-contained breathing apparatus.
2015 Goldcorp Mine Rescue Summit
Goldcorp's Mine Rescue Summit is held every two years.  In May 2015, the mine rescue teams from all our sites globally gathered in Mexico to train and learn best practices from each other.  Activities included putting the team comprised of our most senior executive management through an actual incident simulation.
Digital Mining Photograph Archive External Link
The MSHA Digital Library photograph collection includes over 1,000 historical mining photographs from the original Bureau of Mines collection.  These photographs cover a wide range of topics connected to mining, including underground, community, mine rescue, and historical scenes.  New images will be added to the collection on a regular basis.
Celebrating 100 Years of Mining Extension at West Virginia University
Advances in the past century have made today’s mining industry nearly unrecognizable as the same one a hundred years ago.  Since 1914, WVU’s Mining Extension Service has been there each step of the way—responding, supporting, and leading—for the benefit of the industry, but most importantly, for the betterment of the individual miner.
Rescate Minero
Cruz Roja Filial Arequipa, culmina el curso de rescate en minas.
2013 Metal and Nonmetal National Mine Rescue Contest
An MSHA video of the 2013 National Mine Rescue contest held in Reno, Nevada.
Rescue Robot at Crandall Canyon Utah Mine
A preliminary report on the use of the rescue robot at the Crandall Canyon Utah coal mine disaster in August 2007.
Mine Rescue Teams - First Ones In, Last Ones Out
This is a collection of mine rescue photos set to the song Sixteen Tons by The Platters.
Quecreek: Critical Decisions
On July 24, 2002 coal miners broke through into an abandoned, water-filled mine flooding the Quecreek Mine with over 150 million gallons of water.  Nine miners scrambled to safety, but nine were trapped in a pocket of air in the dark, cold, water filled mine.  They were rescued four days later through the combined efforts of state and federal mine rescue agencies and hundreds of workers and volunteers.
MERD - Mock Disaster
Mock disaster held at the Robin Hood No. 9 mine in Boone County, West Virginia on May 30, 1997.
Today's Technology Needs Tomorrow's Heroes
Highly trained mine rescue teams have worked diligently in dangerous environments to rescue miners and to recover coal mines.  These men and women have been aided by the newest technologies available to protect them and to respond rapidly to the dangers present in coal mines.
2012 Consol Bailey Mine MERD
2012 Mine Emergency Response Drill held at Consol Energy's Baily Mine in Pennslvania.  This event was attended by Joe Main from MSHA.
Arch Coal's West Elk MERD
Mine Emergency Response Drill held at Arch Coal's West Elk Mine in Somerset, Colorado
Donestsk Coal Mine Rescue Service
An emergency team of the mine rescue service go through their drills in Donestsk, Eastern Ukraine.
Mines Rescue - Learndirect Learners
When Mines Rescue of Mansfield wanted to diversify their business they turned to learndirect for help.  The "Learning through Work" programme helped them widen their team's skillsbase.
Inaugural NZ Mines Rescue Competition
Four teams competing in New Zealand's inaugural mines rescue competition in Waihi, 20th November 2014.
Quecreek Mine rescue shows spirit of Somerset County
Seventy-seven hours underground.  That's how long nine coal miners spent beneath the surface in Somerset County while they were trapped in a flooded mine in July 2002.
Wilberg Mine Fire
Former Emery County Sheriff Lamar Guymon reflects on the Wilberg disaster of 1984.  MORE
Mine rescue hands-on practical exercise
This clip shows a hands-on practical training drill of a mine rescue team.  It is taken from a longer film from the US Bureau of Mines showing a variety of activities at a regional or national mine-safety gathering around 1918.
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Collegiate Mine Rescue Videos
Virginia Tech Collegiate Mine Rescue
DMME is working with the Virginia Mining Institute and others in organizing a collegiate mine rescue organization.
Mine Rescue Pocahontas Exhibition Mines
Follow along with the Virginia Tech students during their training exercises.
Mine Rescue 2015
Video Showcasing the West Virginia University Mine Rescue Team at the Mining Technology and Training Center (MTTC) April 2015.
Mine Rescue Training at Queen's University
Every year the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining Engineering at Queen's University holds Mine Rescue training for its students.
29th Annual Missouri Mine Rescue Competition
The contest is sponsored by the Missouri Mine Rescue Association and the Missouri University of Science and Technology.
30th Annual Missouri Mine Rescue Competition
The contest is sponsored by the Missouri Mine Rescue Association and the Missouri University of Science and Technology.
2016 Missouri Mine Rescue Competition
Mine rescue teams from Missouri and across the country were in Rolla for the 34th Annual Missouri Mine Competition.
Rescue in the Mine
The contest is sponsored by the Missouri Mine Rescue Association and the Missouri University of Science and Technology.
SDSMT Master Chorale
Cool video featuring students from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.  This video provided here since the SDSMT is involved in collegiate mine rescue.
Missouri S&T Mine Rescue Team
When miners are in danger underground, the Missouri S&T Mine Rescue Team is there to train rescuers to safely get them out.  Watch as this all-student team rescues two victims during a simulated mine emergency.  S&T Mine Rescue teams have won first-place awards during competitions against industry professionals.
CSM Mine Rescue - Winnemucca 2015
Cool video about the rescue training received at the Nevada Mine Rescue Contest in Winnemucca, Nevada by the students at the Colorado School of Mines.  Truly a great bunch of kids!
Techxpo 2015 - Montana Tech Mine Rescue Team
Lucas McQuinn and members of the Montana Tech Mine Rescue Team speak at Techxpo 2015 in Butte, Montana.
WVU hosts mine rescue training
WVU's Statler College hosted mine rescue training at its simulated mine training facility in Monongalia County.
Queen’s University Mine Rescue 2014
Once a year, students in The Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining are given a chance to participate in potentially life-saving training as part of a Mine Rescue simulation.

Vintage Mine Rescue Videos
Vintage Mines Rescue from the BBC 1
These "must see" videos were uncovered by USMRA member Brian Robinson from the UK.  According to Brian, these were aired on the BBC in the 1960s.  The individual on the rescue vehicle (02:32 of Part 1) is Brian's father.
Self-Contained Oxygen Breathing Apparatus 1926
This is clipped from the 1926 film by the U.S. Bureau of Mines titled, Oxygen Breathing Apparatus, made with the cooperation of the Peabody Coal Company.  The film shows the kinds of breathing apparatus used in mine rescues and explains their various parts.
Mathilde Iron Mine in Germany
Broistedt, Germany - In 1963, eleven men were rescued from the flooded Mathilde iron mine, two weeks after they were entombed and given up for dead.
Monopol-Grimberg Coal Mine in Germany
In February 1946, 550 miners were trapped in the Monopol-Grimberg Coal Mine explosion in Unna, near Dortmund, Germany.  70 miners were brought to the surface after an undisclosed period, of which 11 were dead.
Two Year Old Freed
In January 1957, a two year old boy named Graham is rescued from a bore hole in Mandurah, Australia after being trapped for 24 hours thanks to the effort of miners.
French Limestone Mine Rescue
In 1964, nine miners were brought to the surface in a rescue capsule after their 8-day entrapment in a limestone mine near Champagnole, France.
Sheppton Mine Rescue
In the early hours of Tuesday, Aug. 27, 1963, first David Throne, then Henry Fellin were pulled from a depth of 330 feet to the surface wearing parachute harnesses and football helmets.  A third miner in the mine at the time, Lou Bova, was never recovered.
Abandoned Mine Rescue
On July 12, 1963, in a miracle survival that confounded experts, three teenage boys, Danny O'Kain, Billy Burke and Bobby Abbott, were found alive after spending 2 days in an abandoned, gas-ridden mine near Pittsburgh, PA.  The youngsters were found nearly a half-mile from the mouth of No. 2 shaft of Castle Shannon Coal Company which had not been used for more than 25 years.  Their rescuers were U. S. Bureau of Mines Inspectors Everett Turner, James Hutchens and Jennings Breedon.
Scotland Mine Rescue
Out of the jaws of death: In October 1923, 5 of the entombed miners in a Falkirk, Scotland mine disaster were rescued after being 9 days underground.
Vintage MSHA Videos
Vintage mine safety videos from the library of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).

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