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Missouri S&T and the Missouri Mine Rescue Association will host the 40th annual Mine Rescue Competition at Missouri S&T this week.
The S&T student team will compete against professional mining industry teams in a simulated mine emergency Tuesday, Sept. 27, through Thursday, Sept. 29, at Missouri S&T’s Experimental Mine.
The competition consists of a written skills test; two hands-on simulated underground mine disasters; a first-aid portion with a written test, hands-on CPR and a first-responder scenario; and a team technician portion with a written test and technical troubleshooting of breathing apparatuses and gas instruments.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and Missouri Department of Labor Cave and Mine Safety will judge the competition.
The following students are on the S&T team: