CGC workers simulate mine rescue at local business

CGC workers simulate mine rescue at local business
HAGERSVILLE—CGC mine rescue team members recently received mine rescue and auto extraction training at JLM Recycling, using the many cars on their lot to practise. The team above includes Dan Watson, Scott DeGraaf, Justin Reinbrecht, Scott Walton, Dan Brown, and Trevor Kett. —Haldimand Press photo by Melissa Turner.

By Melissa Turner

The Haldimand Press

HAGERSVILLE— On Friday, October 25, 2019 JLM Recycling welcomed six individuals to receive CGC’s Mine Rescue and Auto Extraction training using the many cars on their lot.

This training session was one of the six eight-hour training sessions that this group will receive this year. The training they receive includes multiple scenario-based sessions, such as fire rescue, casualty care, search and rescue, special equipment training, gas hazards, and high angle rope rescue.

This specific training session focused on the battery-operated hydraulic tools that may be used in a real scenario in the mines.

The group will receive a refresher course on these skills every year to test their skills in regard to rescue procedures and tool use. The group will also have to do a yearly medical fit certificate and refresher courses on first aid and CPR.

The members of these rescue teams are often chosen through an in-house process within the mine operation, although some will go through an application process or some may be hand-picked.

HAGERSVILLE—Shown are CGC mine rescue team members (l-r) Dan Watson, Scott DeGraaf, Justin Reinbrecht, Scott Walton, Dan Brown, and Trevor Kett.
—Haldimand Press photo by Melissa Turner.
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