The National Mining Association (NMA) was 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. 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.
The four-day competition included 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.
The 2015 competition had 65 teams with approximately 600 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.
NMA thanks the companies that exhibited at the competition. A list of the exhibitors and information on each company can be found here.