The Tahoe Resources mine rescue team from Timmins is back home after a gruelling week spent at the biennial International Mine Rescue Competition held in Ekaterinburg, Russia. The competition ran Sept. 22 to 28.
Team Tahoe didn’t take home the winning hardware but Timmins Mine Rescue Officer Danny Taillefer said Tahoe and Ontario Mine Rescue performed well despite the stiff competition.
One of the seven Russian teams participating in the event, Emercom, took the overall top honours. A feather in the cap for Team Tahoe was a certificate for being the team with the fastest time for correctly performing various mock disaster scenarios. Continue Reading →