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Mine rescue training held in Havana

Our spots are in a royal area
Posted: 7:06 PM, Feb 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-27 19:06:42-05
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HAVANA, Fla. (WTXL) — Miners, emergency responders and safety workers are testing their skills this week, during the second annual Surface Mining Emergency Response Training and Competition.

The event is hosted by the Florida Mine Safety Program, and held in Havana, Florida.

During the competition, emergency response teams will be tested across a wide range of realistic emergency response scenarios.

We talked to Adam McCook about what it means to take part in this event.

"Our spots are in a royal area and our local response can be up to 30 to 45 minutes away depending on where were at on our spot and it road conditions as well so its important that we understand and are fluid with our skills," said McCook.

Miners, emergency responders and safety workers are testing their skills this week, during the second annual Surface Mining Emergency Response Training and Competition.

The event is hosted by the Florida Mine Safety Program, and held in Havana, Florida.

During the competition, emergency response teams will be tested across a wide range of realistic emergency response scenarios.

We talked to Adam McCook about what it means to take part in this event.

"Our spots are in a royal area and our local response can be up to 30 to 45 minutes away depending on where were at on our spot and it road conditions as well so its important that we understand and are fluid with our skills," said McCook.