By Hannah Romero
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Mine rescue team competes at Internationals

 

September 22, 2022

Photo courtesy of Cole Randall

Genesis Blue team members include Robert Pope, Dan Flom, Dan Romero, Matt Zadra, Greg Thompson, Bill Madura, Scott Jensen, Devin Coon, Ted Kalista, Kory Potter, and trainers Cole Randall and Ben Harcourt.

The miners moved forward together slowly, finding their way through smoke so thick they could barely see their own hands in front of their faces. The team members felt the heat and heard the roar of a fire in front of them as they pulled 400-pound fire hoses forward to extinguish the blaze. Wearing full apparatus gear, each miner ran 100 feet with 50-pound jugs in each hand before hitting an eight-by-eight log four feet with a 10-pound sledgehammer and cutting a six-by-six log in half with a bow-saw. 

These are just some of the situations the Genesis Alkali Blue Mine Rescue team found them...



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