2020 Mine Rescue Competitions Cancelled
Because the health of mine rescue volunteers is as important as the safety of mine rescue volunteers, OMR is cancelling the 2020 district and provincial mine rescue competitions due to the current pandemic.
We thank and acknowledge the many who study and train, and the mines that support them, not just for competition but to be prepared for when needed. You will always be the most important part of OMR. Stay well!
OMR Shop Flips Over Open Sign
The sign on the Ontario Mine Rescue Shop now reads "Open".
The store sells Ontario Mine Rescue branded items – caps, T-shirts, polo shirts, hoodies, and more – frequently requested by volunteers and supporters.
The current collection of items will be available for order until March 31, when the orders will be processed for delivery, which will take approximately three weeks.
A new collection of items will be posted in April.
MOL Emergency Preparedness & Response Blitz
About Ontario Mine Rescue
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.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.
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.