Underground Mine Emergency Response Training

Publication Type: 
Conference Proceedings
Topic: 
Emergency Preparedness
Language: 
English
Presented at the 2019 Mining Health and Safety Conference by Josh Caldwell, West Virginia University.
 
The threat of fire occurring at any time and place in an underground coal mine is always present. History has proven that it is not if we are going to have a mine fire but when. Properly training the workforce about this threat is paramount, and everyone needs to be prepared to circumvent it. Early detection and trained first responders are the key to safe extinguishment of early stage underground coal mine fires.