FMSP’s (MSHA State Grants) Fourth Annual Surface Mining Emergency Response Training and Competition Agenda
2023

Pre-Competition Activities

Sunday

  • Early Registration begins at 4:00 pm EST in Academy Housing

Monday & Tuesday

  • Registration begins at 8:00 am EST in Academy Conference Center

8-Hour Training Sessions

Fire Assessment and Suppression Training – Fee of $60 per person

  • Details to follow

Advanced Rope Rescue & Knots – Fee of $60 per person

  • Training to be delivered by Nationally Accredited Rope Rescue Technicians
  • Rappelling Demonstrations by Accredited Rope Rescue Technicians
  • Topics to be Covered: Safety in High Angle Rescue Environment, PPE Requirements
  • Fundamental Software Components and their uses, Various Hardware Components and their uses, Rescue Knots, Hitches and Bends, Anchor Systems and Low Angle Slope Evacuation
  • 50% Classroom and 50% Hands-On Training

Advanced First Aid to include CPR and AED – Fee of $60 per person

  • Details to follow

Mine Rescue Simulation – Fee of $60 per person

  • Details to follow

Water Safety and Rescue (Throw, Row and Go) – Fee of $60 per person

  • Details to follow

Monday

  • Active Shooter/Confined Space Paintball & BBQ – Fee included in Registration Fee

Competition Activities

Tuesday

  • Team Check In – 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Judges Meeting and Training – 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Vendor Registration & Set-Up – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Vendor Viewing – 1:30 – 6 p.m.
  • Captains Meeting – 3 – 4 p.m.
  • Written Examination – 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
  • 30 Question Multiple Choice and True/False Examination
    • Brady Emergency Medical Responder First on the Scene – 10th Edition
  • Vendor Night – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Team Number Drawing for Field and Practical Exercise
  • Blind Knot Tying Competition – Points to be Added to Overall Team Score
    • Judging will be Conducted by Nationally Accredited Rope Rescue Technicians
  • Great Food – Themed Buffet
  • Vendor Drawings

Wednesday

Field Exercise

  • Sponsored Breakfast – 6 – 8 a.m.
  • Teams Report to Lockdown Area – 6– 6:30 a.m.
  • Opening Ceremonies – 6:30 – 7 a.m.
  • Vendor Viewing – 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Field Exercise Viewing Area Open – 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Teams 1 and 2 Called for Team Briefing – 7 a.m.
  • Teams 1 and 2 Deploy to Field Exercise – 7:30 a.m.
  • Field Exercise
    • Judging will be conducted by MSHA Personnel
    • Teams will have to Travel to Exercise Location (Will be on FPSI Property)
    • A Team is Defined as a minimum of 3 to 5 Members and a Team Trainer
    • Each Team will be Given 60 Minutes to Complete the Field Exercise
    • Exercise Time will Stop when Victim(s) are Packaged and Transferred to Requested EMS Provider
    • Designated Spectator Areas
  • Sponsored Lunch – 12 – 1 p.m.

Thursday

Practical

  • Breakfast with the Vendors – 6 – 8 a.m.
  • Teams Report to Lockdown Area – 6 – 6:30 a.m.
  • Vendor Viewing – 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Last 2 Teams from Wednesday’s Field Exercise will be Called First – 7 a.m.
  • Station 1 – First Aid (Brady 10th Edition)
  • Station 2– Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation with AED Rescue Breathing (ASHI)
    • Judging will be conducted by MSHA Personnel and Subject Matter Experts
  • Sponsored Lunch – 12 – 1 p.m.
  • Vendor Breakdown – 1 – 2 p.m.
  • Banquet – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (Tickets for Team Members are included in Registration Fee)
    • Additional Tickets Can be Purchased – $30 Each
    • Team Procession
    • Inspirational Speaker
    • Video Presentation from Week
    • Trophies Awarded