The National Mining Association (NMA) is pleased to be the sponsor of the 2015 National Coal Mine Rescue, First Aid, Bench and Preshift Competition from September 14-17, at Lexington Convention Center, Lexington, Ky.

The four-day competition includes team competitions for Mine Rescue and First Aid and individual competitions for Bench and Preshift as well as exhibits from companies and suppliers of coal mining equipment and services.

Mine rescue teams and individuals from coal companies throughout the United States compete to validate the effectiveness of teams training regimes and to ensure their readiness in the event they are called upon to aid in the rescue of industry colleagues. For a schedule of events, click here.

The competition concludes with an Awards Banquet on Thursday, September 17 that recognizes the winners in each category.

The site contains information for registering teams and individuals for the competition and sponsoring opportunities.

Exhibiting information will be available shortly. For companies interested in exhibiting, please contact Jeff Naccarato with Hall-Erickson at jnaccarato@heiexpo.com

2013 National Coal Mine Rescue, First Aid and Preshift Competition

The national competition is held every two years. The 2013 competition had 87 teams with approximately 800 people participating in the team or individual competitions.  Teams were from Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.

For a complete list of 2013 winners, click here. For all of the 2013 results, click here.