The City of Fernie is hosting the 14th Biennial National Western Region Mine Rescue Competition. Fernie has been hosting the National Western Region Mine Rescue competition since 1993.
This National Mine Rescue Competition showcases the vast knowledge, training, commitment, and professionalism that mining emergency response and rescue teams dedicate themselves to keeping their mines and co-workers as safe as possible, every day. Championship Surface and Underground teams from across Canada and the United States will compete in seven categories that simulate potential mining accidents and scenarios that require Mine Rescue Teams to respond to.
The public is invited to come and show your support for the mine rescue emergency response teams by spectating at the competitions over the weekend. You can come and watch the simulated Underground tasks at the Fernie Curling Club Friday September 6th, and the Surface competition at the Fernie Aquatic Centre grounds Saturday September 7th. Come show your support and enjoy food trucks, entertainment for children, tradeshow vendors and gain an insight into the intensity of emergency response scenarios and all it entails from the mine rescue teams.