Mine rescue and first aid competition Saturday
- View SourceMine rescue and first aid competition SaturdayWilliams Lake Tribune - Williams Lake,British Columbia,CanadaJune 8, 2007
There will likely be some interesting things to see at the 52nd Provincial Mine Rescue and First Aid Competition taking place in the Stampede Grounds Saturday, June 9.
The public is more than welcome to come down and watch, says Ron Caldwell vice-president of Health and Safety for the Mining Association of B.C.
The event runs Friday and Saturday but Caldwell says the best time for the public to view the events is on Saturday from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m.
He says the various competition scenarios will be re-run several times during the day.
The competition consists of several categories including first aid.
The challenges specific to mine rescue include an underground rescue; high angle rescue used on cliffs; a fire rescue, and bench work, or the moving and transporting of medical and other equipment.
There is also a category for an unexpected serious accident.
In 2006 Caldwell says teams were told to expect a written exam. Instead they found themselves dealing with a mock explosion. Each teams captain was declared dead and could not participate.
Teams were then forced to react to the results of the explosion including a fire and casualties.
The 2007 Grad Parade takes place this Saturday, June 9 starting at 6:30 p.m.
Look for the parade along its new route starting at Comer Street and Second Avenue, then moving along Borland Street to Third Avenue and along Proctor Street to the Cariboo Memorial Complex.
There will be lots of action at Chucks Auto Thunder Mountain Speedway this Saturday night.
Street Stocks, Thunderbees and Heartland Toyota Pro Minis are on deck starting at 7 p.m.
Department open house
The Miocene Volunteer Fire Department is having an open house on Sunday, June 10 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the fire department located at the corner of Spokin Lake Road and the Horsefly Road.
The model fire house will be there for the children to see, watch a fire safety video and practice getting out of the house in the event of a fire. There will also be demonstrations and a barbecue.
The Royal Purple will host their Strawberry Tea for seniors at the Elks Hall on Wednesday, June 13 from 1-3 p.m. All seniors are welcome.___________________________________________________________
United States Mine Rescue Association