SMERC 2021: That’s a wrap!

 In Fire & Emergency

We were proud to be a part of the exciting Surface Mining Emergency Response Competition 2021 over the weekend, with SETS sponsoring the Best New Captain award and Kevin adjudicating at the Incident Management Event. 


Taking place at Evolution Mining’s Mungari Operations in Kalgoorlie, nine teams showcased their mines rescue skills and expertise as they competed in a range of realistic emergency scenarios, including Hazchem, Confined Space, Team Skills, Rope Rescue, Vehicle Extrication, Fire Fighting, Theory, First Aid, and Incident Management.


Well done to all the teams for your dedication and hard work in protecting lives every day and keeping our mine sites safe! And congratulations to:

Best Team

1st place: Norton Gold Fields Pty Ltd (Paddington)

2nd place: Northern Star Resources Limited (Kalgoorlie)

3rd place: Evolution Mining (Mungari)

Best New Team

Norton Gold Fields Pty Limited

Best Captain

Jake – Northern Star Resources Limited (Kalgoorlie) 


We’d like to thank The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia for organising and having us a part of this amazing community event! 


To find out more about SMERC, head to 


Looking forward to seeing you all at SMERC 2022!


Photo by Mine Emergency Response Competitions – CMEWA

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