SIC/IECC Mine Rescue Skills Competition Export

6/11/2019 6:00 am

Rescue teams at area coal mines train in a variety of skills they hope to never have to use, readying themselves for fires, cave-ins, and various other potential underground disasters. Miners from around the region will converge for a happier display of those skills at the Southeastern Illinois College’s eighth annual Mine Rescue Skills Competition, slated for June 11 in Harrisburg. More than 80 competitors are expected. The event begins with a continental breakfast at 6 a.m., team briefing at 7 a.m., and competition beginning at 7:30 a.m.

The event features competitions in first aid scenarios, equipment use, burn tower search and rescue, search and rescue in the new mine simulation training facility, and fire suppression in the burn tunnel.  

Visit our web page:  Mine Rescue Skills Competition Information

For more information, contact Ricky Sauls at 618-252-5400 ext. 2248.