This past weekend was the 48th Annual Emergency Response / Mine Rescue Skills Competition at Praireland Park in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. This competition brings Mine Rescue crews in from all across Saskatchewan. 18 teams take part in the skill competition. All of the teams spend countless hours training for mine emergency scenarios. At the skill competition, the teams compete in variety of events that mimic emergency situations that could occur in a mine.
Fortis' Health and Safety Manager Terry Zerbin was a volunteer and coordinator at this years event. Terry was lucky enough to be interviewed by Global News Saskatoon http://globalnews.ca/video/2742530/rescue-competition-tests-miners-emergency-response
Terry was not the only one to volunteer from Fortis. A number of Fortis employees showed their support for the SMA and the skill competition by volunteering their time.
Our sister company Northern Strands' had one of their Trainers, Cassenna Parmeter, also judging this years Mine Rescue Skills Competition. Cassenna Parmeter is a well known Safety Trainer in Saskatchewan and has judged numerous Mine Rescue Skills Competitions across Canada throughout her career.
Did you know that Northern Strands offers numerous mine safety courses? http://www.northernstrands.com/training.aspx
Not only was this event fun to watch, it showed the importance of having skilled emergency personnel ready in case of a mine emergency.
Here are some great pictures of the Mine Rescue Skills Competition:
Fortis is proud to support the Saskatchewan Mining Association and the Mine Rescue Skill Competition by becoming a major sponsor of this year's event. Fortis strongly believes in supporting the Saskatchewan Mining Association and it's mission to “Represent and support a safe, responsible and growing Saskatchewan mining industry.”
Fortis Mining Engineering and Manufacturing, "Is Your Partner in Providing Mining Solutions."
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