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The Best Mine Rescue Team in Manitoba is From Flin Flon.

The annual provincial mine rescue competition was held in Flin Flon Friday and Saturday. The winning team was from Hudbay Flin Flon made up of Captain Mike Desjarlais, Rob Johnson, Jarrod Ritch, Mike Bassham, Vice-Captain Dave Green Director of Operations Phil Cardell and Technician Kelly Willets.  Second place went to Hudbay Snow Lake. Other teams in the competition were from Vale in Thompson and Tanco Lac du Bonnet.


The teams took part in an underground problem, a first aid scenario, a fire fighting task, a written exam, a practical skills competition and a technician’s competition.


The Flin Flon team is now eligible to take part in the bi-annual Western Region Mine Rescue Competition in Fernie BC in September.  They will be joined by the Hudbay Snow Lake team who won the provincial competition last year.


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