Colorado School of Mines Student Mine Rescue Team

Colorado School of Mines Student Mine Rescue

The Colorado School of Mines Mine Rescue Team (CSM MRT) was founded in 2009 as one of the first collegiate mine rescue teams in the world. The following year the program expanded to form two teams, including the first ever all-women's mine rescue team. There are currently three teams:

The teams travel to compete in MSHA Metal/Nonmetal Mine Rescue Contests all over the country, including previous appearances in Wilmington, IL., Rolla, MO., and Winnemucca, NV. The teams host an Intercollegiate Mine Emergency Response Development (MERD) exercise every other year at the university's Edgar Experimental Mine in Idaho Springs, CO., bringing college teams from all across North America together to train in mine rescue.

  • Congratulations to CSM Silver Team Map Specialist, Christine Geier, and Silver Team Medic, Erin Keogh, for getting their paper titled, "Mine rescue training using computer simulations at Colorado School of Mines" published in SME's Mining Magazine February 2014 issue!

        Link: "Mine rescue training using computer simulations at CSM"

GeierKeogh_Simulator

  • Congratulations to CSM Silver Team Captain Nicole Henderson for getting her paper titled, "Student mine rescue in today's mining engineering curriculum" published in SME's Mining Magazine February 2014 issue!

        Link: "Student mine rescue in today's mining engineering curriculum"

Henderson Mining Magazine

  • A big thank you to Albert Archuleta and the crew at the Henderson Mine in Empire, CO for welcoming the CSM Mine Rescue Teams to their site for a tour in January 2014!

    Teams at Henderson Mine

  • Congratulations to the CSM White Team for bringing home 1st place in the Field Competition, 1st place in the First Aid Competition, 3rd place in the Technician Competition, and 1st place overall at the 2013 Wilmington Mine Rescue Contest!
CSM White @ Wilmington

  • Congratulations to the CSM Blue Team for bringing home 3rd place in the Field Competition at the 2013 Nevada Mine Rescue Contest! Blue & Silver Teams represented well at Winnemucca once again.
CSM Teams at Winnemucca
                  2013

Colorado School of Mines Student Mine Rescue
                  Team
  CSMMRT

To contact the CSM Mine Rescue Teams in case of an emergency,
please call Colorado School of Mines Public Safety @ 303-273-3333

Team at Barrick-Cortez

Silver
                Team - MERD

Fire
                Training

Blue Team
                - Contest


         Updated:
              February 2014