Underground Mine Emergency Response Training

Publication Type: 
Conference Proceedings

Presented at the 2019 Mining Health and Safety Conference

Underground Mine Emergency Response Training
Josh Caldwell, West Virginia University

The threat of fire occuring at any time and place in an underground coal mine is alwayspresent. 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.