Participating 2022 Sponsors, Volunteers & Contributors:
- Casualties: 755 Parkland Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron (RCACS)
- Crane Truck: Xcaliber Crane & Rigging
- Scaffolding for Rope & Recovery Event: Capital Power
- School Bus for First Aid Event: Golden Arrow
- Welding Truck for First Aid Event: Komatsu
- Fencing for Main & Spare Event: Fenceline
- Gold Sponsor:
- Fire Event: Levitt Safety
- Shaw Enterprises
- Silver Sponsors:
- Rope & Recovery Event: T'NT Work & Rescue
- Radios: Tridon Communications
- Turn Around Safety
- Bronze Sponsor:
- Maxam Labratories
- Eye Safe
On behalf of AMSA, I would like to thank all the hands and minds that came together to make the 2022 Mine Rescue Competition a success. The Mine Rescue Competition takes many months of planning and thanks to this year’s co-hosting company, CNRL Albian Sands, the event seamlessly picked up right where it left off in 2019.
A few things stood out to me this year that I wanted to highlight.
- I was very impressed with the level of skills demonstrated by mine rescue members and teams. Each year the AMSA Emergency Response Committee creates scenarios that are challenging and really push the teams. With the adversities of training during the pandemic, these Mine Rescue folks never let their skills slide, their dedication humbles me.
- This year we saw a large number of first time volunteers and they did an amazing job, especially those who volunteered to take on a casualty role.
- The generosity and support from within our mining industry make this event achievable. From the dedication and financial support of our member companies, to the contractors and vendors that sponsor the event or donate their time, equipment, and hamburgers is very much appreciated.
- Lastly, this year the competition changed weekends by moving ahead one week from its normal annual occurrence. Other than a few scheduling conflicts, this change was widely accepted. This decision was made to ensure members, competitors, volunteers and guests could be home with their families on father’s day.
Congratulations to all the teams that participated I hope you are looking forward to another challenging competition next year.
Alberta Mine Safety Association
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.