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(1) Decisions of the Judges and the Coordinating Committee will be Final.
(2) The Judges and the Coordinating Committee reserve the right to halt the contest or contests due to extensive delay, lack of safety pre-cautions or impractical rescue methods. If a team is allowed to resume, they will not be penalized for any time taken to make a decision.
(3) All Judges and Contest Officials will be readily visible. Only Judges or Contest Officials shall be allowed to communicate with sequestered and/or performing teams or teams waiting their turn to do so.
(4) The Competition shall be composed of First Aid written test (30 True/False and Multiple Choice questions taken from the 10th Edition of Brady Emergency Medical Responder), First Aid Contest (Two separate First Aid Stations (a) CPR (b) Patient assessment, control of bleeding, physical shock, wounds, burns, scalds, musculoskeletal injuries, and transportation), Blind Rope Knot tying
(5) The Coordinating Committee will pick up all score sheets immediately after each problem. All score sheets will then be tabulated by Committee Judges
(6) In the event of a numerical tie after the competition
(a) The team score on the First Aid Contest
(b) The team score on the written test
(c) The rope knot tying contest
(d) The total time to work all problems will be the last tie breaker


(1) Each Team shall be composed of Three to Eight Team Members and One Team Trainer. Additional Team Trainers will need to register as Non-Competitors.
(2) Each Team Member must wear safety boots, protective hard hat and cap light (optional), safety glasses, and members must be similarly dressed. During the working of the problem, the cap lights may or may not be turned on but must be operational. The wearing of self-rescuers is not required for this competition or contest work.
(3) Each team must have at least one stretcher capable of transporting an unconscious person.
(4) Additional Safety Gear includes following: Rope and First Aid Kit/Rapid Response Bags.
(5) Team Members may carry any personal equipment that they may deem necessary.
(6) Prior to the contest, Team Captain Meeting will be held to have a drawing for field positions.
(7) Each Three to Eight-Person Team Members and Team Trainer must report to isolation before the start of the contest, in a location assigned by the judging committee.
(8) Teams will remain continuously sequestered until time to act on the scenario.
(9) Teams sequestered will be in a location where they will be unable to obtain any information concerning a contest scenario prior to starting the scenario.
(10) No person, except the Judges or Coordinator, will be allowed to communicate with any team or teams in isolation.
(11) Teams that have performed will not be permitted to return to the isolation areas.
(12) Team Members will not have access to cell phones, pagers, or any other electronic devise during lock-up or during competition. Violation will be ground for team disqualification.
(13) A maximum time limit will be set for each problem.
(14) Upon completion of the problem the team will pick up all personnel and team equipment and remove it from the scenario area.

(1) The Practical portion shall be designated to demonstrate knowledge and skill that all Mine Rescue Personnel should possess.
(2) It should be specifically designed to test both individual and team adaptability.
(3) Areas covered in the practical portion may include either written test and demonstration, such as:
(a) First Aid-Triage
(b) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
(c) Patient Assessment
(d) Fire Fighting
(e) Ropes and Knots
(f) Scene Assessment
(g) Extrication
(h) Search and Rescue Techniques
(i) High Angle Rescue Techniques