Mine Rescue Computer Simulations

It is believed that effective training can incorporate both modern technology and traditional training techniques. This belief has led to the development of the Mine Rescue Computer Simulator.


Participants in underground search and rescue training use custom built mine rescue simulation software to practice mine rescue procedures in the safety of a classroom.

The software is used in conjunction with an incident command and a fresh air base in order to simulate a mine disaster as accurately as possible. The rescue scenarios address multiple hazards and victims with varying degrees of complexities.

The mine model currently used in the simulations is the Edgar Experimental Mine, but they can take place at any mine as long as a 3-D mine model is built.


Target Audience:

  • Experienced and novice mine rescue teams
  • Incident commanders and staff
  • Mine managers and their staff


  • Hazard recognition training
  • Decision-making exercise
  • Communication development


  • Mine disaster simulation
  • Virtual team interaction
  • Team communication with a fresh air base and incident command center for added realism


  • To be determined based upon training goals and requirements.

Course Dates:

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


  • EMCIS Main Office - CSM Training Room - 1600 Jackson St Golden, CO 80401
  • 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.



Testimony from the U.S. Army's 911th Technical Rescue Division

"Easy to relate to real life situations." 

 "A good chance to communicate as a team in a stress-free environment."  

"Great stepping stone prior to entering the mine." 






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