A mine rescue team from Vale’s Manitoba operations in Thompson is representing Canada at the International Mine Rescue Competition next week. The team qualified after winning the Manitoba competition narrowly beating the Flin Flon Hudbay team and has been selected as the national team. Competitor Warren Brass says the competition involves a mine scenario of some sort so it usually involves first aid, a fire rescue event and its duration is anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes.
The event is taking place in Sudbury, Ontario making it the first international competition to be hosted in Canada. The Vale team is eager to learn some new things from other countries during the week long event.