The Alabama Mining Association (AMA) Thursday announced the results of the inaugural Alabama Surface Mine First Responder Competition, which was held earlier this month at the Alabama Fire College’s world-class facility in Tuscaloosa.

The event consisted of six teams participating in two days of training followed by two days of competition and was hosted by the Alabama Mine Safety & Training Foundation, a 501c(3) organization established by AMA. The intense, highly realistic competition was developed with assistance from the Florida Mine Safety Program and was modeled after the Florida Mine Safety Program’s Surface Mining Emergency Response Training and Competition.

AMA plans on the emergency response training and mine rescue competition becoming an annual event that highlights the 21st century mining industry’s core commitment to safety and the communities in which modern Alabama mining companies operate. The goal is for the event to serve as a cutting-edge opportunity to learn and practice life-saving skills and safety leadership principles.

Winners of the inaugural Alabama Surface Mine First Responder Competition were as follows:

Best Overall Team


Field Competition

1st – Argos

2nd – Carmeuse – Grey Team

3rd – Carmeuse – Blue Team

First Aid Competition

1st – Carmeuse – Grey Team

2nd – Carmeuse – Blue Team

3rd – Argos

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