Ontario Mine Rescue

OMR Welcomes New Mine Rescue Officer

Ontario Mine Rescue (OMR), a part of Workplace Safety North, welcomes the addition of new Mine Rescue Officer Ted Greenwood.

Ted Greenwood

Greenwood will share responsibility with Mine Rescue Officer Mike Krell for training and emergency response activities in the “new” Algoma District.  He will report to Chief Mine Rescue Officer Shawn Rideout.

After completing his Introductory Mine Rescue Training in 2011, Greenwood received an Advance Mine Rescue Certificate, and actively served at both Island Gold and Barrick Hemlo Williams Mine, until December 2017.

Greenwood is an active member of the White River community where he lives. Recently re-elected, he is a second-term councillor for the Township of White River, where he is also a longtime member of the volunteer fire department.


Ontario Mine Rescue volunteers star in video series

Ontario Mine Rescue family and families are playing a starring role in a video series, Drägerman Stories, produced and released by Dräger Safety.

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About Us 

Ontario Mine Rescue, a part of Workplace Safety North (WSN), has trained and equipped thousands of volunteers who have fought fires, rescued injured personnel, and responded professionally to a wide array of incidents in the province's mines over the past eight decades. 

Under the authority of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and headquartered in Sudbury, Ontario Mine Rescue staffs, equips and maintains a network of mine rescue stations across the province that ensure mines within a specified geographic area have adequate emergency response capability.

Our role includes delivering training to first responders, providing consultations, conducting periodic audits, ensuring WSN-owned equipment is maintained to manufacturers' recommended standards, and providing advice during mine emergencies.

Since its creation in 1929, Ontario Mine Rescue has established a reputation for high standards in training, equipment and emergency response, as well as in the development of safe, effective mine rescue practices. We have served as a role model for the establishment of training and safety programs for mine rescue organizations in other provinces and countries.

WSN maintains a Mine Rescue Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) that provides advice and guidance to Ontario Mine Rescue. Under the leadership of the committee, we remain committed to continual improvement, ensuring the mining industry's mine rescue needs are met.

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