Ontario Mine Rescue TAC

The Mine Rescue Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meets four times a year and is comprised of industry volunteers with experience and expertise in mine rescue.

Terms of Reference

The Mine Rescue Technical Advisory Committee promotes the continual improvement of emergency preparedness of Ontario mines by:

  • Providing advice and recommendations on the content of mine rescue training programs;
  • Providing advice and making recommendations regarding mine rescue emergency equipment requirements;
  • Identifying and recommending research projects; and
  • Recommending changes to the mine rescue handbook.

Projects and Issues:

  • Participating in research on Team Communications During Dynamic, Non-routine Situations with York University
  • Supporting heat stress research with University of Ottawa
  • Continued focus on competency based training
  • Developing a Refuge Station Guideline
  • Developing an Emergency Response Risk Assessment tool


Kirkland Lake District Industry Representative:
Dan Demers, Alamos Gold

Onaping District Industry Representative:
Jim Lundrigan, Glencore

Red Lake District Industry Representative:
Rebecca McCullough, J.S. Redpath Ltd. (Musselwhite Mine)

Southern District Industry Representative: 
Jim Ahrens, Compass Minerals

Sudbury District Industry Representative:
Greg MacMillan, Vale

Thunder Bay and Algoma District Industry Representative:
Gord Paddock, North American Palladium, Lac des Iles Mine

Timmins District Industry Representative:
Iain McKillip, Glencore Kidd Operations

Ontario Mine Contractors Safety Association Industry Representative:
Jamie Mortson, McIntyre & Associates

Active Mine Rescue Volunteers' Representative:
Andre Lefebvre, Glencore, Sudbury INO, Fraser Mine

Government MOL Representative:
Scotty Robertson 

Mine Rescue Officer Representative:
Shawn Shail