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Focus FS Attends 2022 International Mines Rescue Competition

September 21, 2022

We packed our bags and headed to West Virginia last week for the 2022 International Mines Rescue Competition.

Twenty-two teams representing eight nations put their mine rescue knowledge, skills, and abilities to the test at the event, which was held from Sept. 11-16.

Focus FS and Dräger hosted a joint booth, where interested participants received information about our products – including the Focus FS Emergency Response Solution and the Dräger BG ProAir.

“We’re thrilled that we had the opportunity to speak with mine rescue teams from all over the world,” said Glenys Strang, Focus FS Customer Success Manager.

“They’re all very professional and dedicated to saving lives, so it was great sharing with them how Focus FS and Dräger are at the forefront of the next generation of mine rescue technology.”

Here’s a rundown of IMRC 2022 winners, as announced by International Mines Rescue Body (IMRB) on Linkedin:

Overall Champion:
1st: USA – MSHA Mine Emergency Unit
2nd: TBD
3rd: TBD

Mine Rescue Simulation:
1st: USA – MSHA Mine Emergency Unit
2nd: Canada – Stornoway Diamonds Renard Mine
3rd: USA – Consol Energy Bailey Mine Blue Team

Firefighting:
1st: USA – MSHA Mine Emergency Unit
2nd: Australia – Anglo American Moranbah North Mine
3rd: Canada – Stornoway Diamonds Renard Mine

First Aid:
1st: USA – MSHA Mine Emergency Unit
2nd: Canada – Mosaic Potash Esterhazy Mine
3rd: Poland – KGHM Polska Miedz White Eagles

High Angle Rope Rescue:
1st: USA – MSHA Mine Emergency Unit
2nd: Canada – Diamonds in the Rough Mine Rescue Team
3rd: Canada – Newmont Musselwhite Mine

Theory Exam (& Technician?):
1st: USA – MSHA Mine Emergency Unit
2nd: USA – Consol Energy Bailey Mine Blue Team
3rd: Canada – Diamonds in the Rough Mine Rescue Team

Mine Rescue Skills Challenge:
1st: USA – Genesis Alkali Green River Mine Blue Team
2nd: Zambia – Lubambe Copper Mines
3rd: India – Western Coalfields Ltd (WCL) a Subsidiary of Coal India

“Congratulations to the winners and everyone who participated in the competition,” said Strang. “We’re looking forward to seeing everyone again at IMRC 2024 in Colombia.”

For more information about IMRC 2022, check out the event’s official website.

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