2017 Tri-State Post 6 - Ohio Valley Mine Rescue Contest

The Tri-State Post 6 of the National Mine Rescue Association will hold its 36th Annual Ohio Valley Mine Rescue Contest on June 13th, 14th, & 15th, 2017. The event will be held at the former West Virginia State Penitentiary located in Moundsville, WV.

The 2017 Contest will consist of a new format which will include 2 Days of Mine Rescue Competition. For teams only wanting to compete in Mine Rescue, 1 day, that option will remain, but those teams must compete in the first competition held on Wednesday, June 14th.

The entire contest will consist of five total events over the three day period:

  • The First-Aid, Bench, and Pre Shift Contests will be held on Tuesday, June 13th.
  • A Social Event Dinner, free of charge, will be held Tuesday evening at a Wheeling Park Shelter TBD. Directions will be available Tuesday at the contest.
  • The 1st Mine Rescue Team’s Field Contest on Wednesday, June 14th.
  • The 2nd Mine Rescue Team’s Field Contest on Thursday, June 15th.
  • Following the completion of all competitions, the Awards Banquet will be held on Thursday evening at the Penitentiary in Moundsville.

Judging officials for the contest will be provided by ODNR Mine Safety, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Deep Mine Safety, the West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health Safety & Training and the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA). All Post 6 competitions will be governed by the 2017 National Mine Rescue, Bench, First Aid and Pre-Shift Contest Rules.

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