Alberta Mine Safety Association


41st Annual Alberta Surface Mine Rescue Competition

The Alberta Mine Safety Association and Westmoreland are proud to co-host the 41st Annual Mine Rescue Competition on June 8, 2024 at the Tri Leisure Centre in Spruce Grove, Alberta.

Mine Rescuers are an elite group of individuals equipped with specialized skills and training, dedicated to rescuing miners and others in the event of mining incidents at workplaces.

Competing Mine Rescue teams from across Alberta will demonstrate their rescue techniques to vie for the top spot and the respect of their peers. This competition serves as a platform for the public, industry, and the Province to showcase the current capabilities of mine rescue operations.

Equipment Needed

Example of Equipment we are seeking - Feel free to connect if you have an item you would like showcased during an event!


Fire Extinguishers


Portable Toilet

Pick Up/Vehicles as Props

Miscellaneous Hand Tools

Miscellaneous Large Equipment




Recognition will match the sponsorship level outlined.

2024 Competition

Competition Rules

Minimum Equipment Requirements - Coming soon!

Competition Poster - Coming soon!

Event Standards

Fire Event 

First Aid Event

Rope & Recover Event

Main Event

Spare Event

Search and Rescue Event

Scoring/Auditing Room

2023 Competition Cancelled

2021 Competition Cancelled

2019 Competition Results

2017 Competition Results

Safety is our way of life

The first mine rescue teams in Alberta were formed in response to the Frank Slide in 1903 and the Bellevue Explosion in 1910. In 1911 mine rescue stations sprouted up in each of Alberta’s mining districts. Crowsnest Pass Rescue Station #1 operated out of a converted rail passenger car. It was centered in Blairmore and could be rapidly transported to any mine in the Pass.

The Alberta Mine Safety Association (AMSA) was formed in December 1982. The principal reason was to look for opportunities to make mining safe for all Albertans. The committee works collaboratively with the Government of Alberta. The committee is non-government funded. The AMSA Mine Rescue Committee operates under the direction of the AMSA main committee. The MR Committee develops standards, training material and oversees the direction of Mine Rescue in the province.

Previous Competition Videos & Photos

2019 Mine Rescue Competition

2018 Mine Rescue Competition

2017 Mine Rescue Competition

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Alberta Mine Safety Association
1002 – 7 Street Nisku, AB T9E 7P2