Gallery & Results | SAMERC 2022

The SA Mines Emergency Response Competition showed lifesaving rescue skills: Overall Winners Cadia Valley NSW.

Teams of mine industry Emergency Services personnel from across SA and NSW faced realistic emergency scenarios at the SA Mines Emergency Response Competition at Carrapateena Mine in South Australia, on the weekend of 14-16th October 2022.

The event involved more than 100 people, with five rescue teams competing from mines in Far North SA including Carrapateena, Prominent Hill, Olympic Dam and SIMEC Mining from Whyalla, and from NSW, Cadia Valley Gold Mine. Over 35 volunteers performed the roles of adjudicators and casualties.

The event results were:

Theory - SIMEC Mining

Industrial Rescue - Prominent Hill Mine

Fire Fighting - Olympic Dam Mine

First Aid - Cadia Valley

Vertical Rescue - Prominent Hill Mine

Road Crash Rescue - Olympic Dam Mine

Team Skills - Cadia Valley

Breathing Apparatus Search & Rescue - Cadia Valley

Underground Rescue - Prominent Hill Mine

Best Team Captain - Prominent Hill Mine

Chairman's Award - Carrapateena Mine
For the team that best demonstrates the value of SAMERC's aims through training, desire to learn, seeking knowledge and feedback from adjudicators, teamwork and building relationships within the community.

Congratulations to the Cadia Valley team who won the overall perpetual trophy.

Thanks to our event sponsors, adjudicators, team members, casualties and volunteers that helped make the 12th annual South Australian Mines Rescue Competitions a great success.