By: Lanetra Bennett I WCTV Eyewitness News
February 27, 2020

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) — Florida has one of the only surface mining competitions in the southeast region.

The competition has been going on this week at the Florida Public Safety Institute in Gadsden County.

The Florida Mine Safety Program hosted the emergency response training and competition.

Over the past four days, those who do mining operations, as well as safety workers, have been testing and honing their skills across a wide range of realistic scenarios.