Mine Rescue Exercises at the Edgar Mine


Mine rescue exercises are completed in the Edgar Mine utilizing an incident command center. The rescue scenarios address multiple hazards and victims with varying degrees of complexities, and are completed in artificial smoke while using a breathing apparatus.

This training has been approved by MSHA and qualifies as meeting the annual training requirements for a Mine Emergency Response Development Exercise (MERD). This approval applies only to metal/nonmetal mines.

Target Audience:

  • Mine rescue teams
  • Underground search and rescue teams


  • To provide realistic training in underground emergency response
  • Team interactivity development
  • Development of communication through MSHA emergency command structure


  • Underground training at the Edgar Mine in Idaho Springs, CO
  • Rescue scenarios under breathing apparatus involving multiple hazards including artificial smoke
  • Establishment of a fresh air base and an incident command center


  • One day

Course Dates:

  • Call the EMCIS main office at 303-384-2700 or email Clancy Harman at charman@mines.edu to schedule a training session for your team.


  • CSM Edgar Mine in Idaho Springs, CO


  • Please contact Clancy Harman at charman@mines.edu or call the EMCIS main office at 303-384-2700 to tailor a specific training program to fit your needs.



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