Baffinland Mine Rescue Team wins big in northern mines rescue competition!
June 4th, 2018
The Baffinland Mine Rescue Team (MRT) recently participated and posted winning results at the 2018, 61st Mine Rescue Competition, held in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. The team were challenged and tested in seven separate events against northern mines from the Ekati Diamond Mine (NWT), Gahcho Kué Diamond Mine (NWT), Meadowbank Gold Mine (NU), and Victor Diamond Mine (ON).
The Baffinland MRT won three of the seven skill testing competition events: The Surface Practical Bench test, the First Aid Competition and the most challenging Surface Smoke Event. This is an extraordinary accomplishment given this is Baffinland’s inaugural entry into the 61st Mine Rescue competition.
Brian Penney, CEO: “Mines rescue is a specialized profession and an essential part of our people and asset protection program. This is Baffinland’s first entry into the competition and it faced very tough and experienced mine rescue teams from across the North. To place 2nd overall is a magnificent outcome and I would like to congratulate everyone for your efforts on your successful debut.”
Finally, congratulations go to the Gahcho Kué team who won the overall Surface MR competition.