From July 23-26, four Carmeuse operations will take part in the 2018 Metal/Nonmetal National Mine Rescue Competition at the Heritage Center in Lexington, KY. The event will feature more than 32 teams from across the United States. Teams representing Carmeuse include the Black River Bandits, Georgia Team Thunder, Luttrell Rangers and Maysville Raiders.
The national competition is held every other year, with host cities alternating based on their location east or west of the Mississippi River. At the 2016 national event in Reno, NV, the Maysville Raiders placed third in the First Aid Test, while the Black River Bandits came in fifth. In the Technician Test, second place was awarded to the Black River Bandits, while Georgia Team Thunder earned sixth. This year’s teams are hoping to improve upon these scores and bring home even more wins in the upcoming Lexington contest.
Teams from Maysville (top left), Georgia (top right)
and Black River (bottom) pose with their awards from
the 2016 national contest.
National competitions are designed for teams to learn, execute and maintain required mine site emergency rescue skills for trapped or injured miners and are similar to regional competitions. Challenges in the national competition will include a written skills test, hands on and written first aid tests, hypothetical problem-solving and a timed mock rescue observed by a panel of judges.
Contact: Lisa Wellman
Senior Human Resource Manager