Congratulations to the Diavik Mine rescue team, winners of two events at the 56th Annual Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission mine rescue competition held in Yellowknife earlier in the summer.
Diavik’s team won the underground obstacle and underground bench/field test events. Teams from Diavik, Ekati, Snap Lake, and Cantung mines participated in the underground competition with Ekati winning the overall underground competition.
The underground competition includes fire fighting, underground obstacle, rope rescue, first-aid, underground bench/field test, underground smoke, and written exam tasks.
The mine rescue competition, which included teams from Canada’s three territories, was held in Yellowknife during mining week. Day two of the competition included the annual miners’ picnic hosted by the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Chamber of Mines.
Diavik’s mine rescue team is comprised of volunteers from the mine site’s overall emergency response team which includes 60 individuals who train year round.