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Australia (Queensland)

Name: Geoff Nugent            
Title: Operations Manager (Operations)
Topics/Areas of Mine Rescue Knowledge Expertise:

  • Emergency (underground coal mine) Risk Management facilitation and modeling
  • Emergency Decision making modeling for emergency re-entry to underground coal mine
  • Mine Re-entry Action System (MRAS- computer based tool for re-entry decision making)
  • Re-entry planning following incidents in underground coal
  • Mine ventilation modeling

Location: Dysart Mines Rescue Station – central Queensland (QMRS)
E-mail address: gnugent@qmrs.com.au
Contact Information (mailing address):

Queensland Mines Rescue Service
P.O. Box 156
49 Garnham Drive
Dysart Qld 4745
Australia
61 7 49582244

Name: Wayne W Hartley             
Title: CEO
Topics/Areas of Mine Rescue Knowledge Expertise:

  • Emergency management systems
  • Senior executive management
  • Corporate management and risk management modeling
  • Financial and business management systems
  • Funding modeling
  • Organisational structuring and emergency modeling

Location:  QMRS Head Office; Dysart; Mines Rescue Service
E-mail address: whartley@qmrs.com.au
Contact Information (mailing address):

Queensland Mines Rescue Service
49 Garnham Drive
P.O. Box 156
Dysart Qld 4745
Australia
61 7 49582244


Canada

Name: Alex Gryska               
Title: Manager Mine Rescue & Secretary Treasurer of International Mine Rescue Body (IMRB)
Topics/Areas of Mine Rescue Knowledge Expertise:

  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • International Mines Rescue Body Affairs
  • Underground and surface mine rescue
  • Mine Rescue Program Development
  • Competency based emergency response training

Location: Sudbury Ontario Canada
E-mail address: alexgryska@workplacesafetynorth.ca
Contact Information (mailing address):

WORKPLACE SAFETY NORTH
760 Notre Dame Avenue, Unit M
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
P3A 2T4

T 705 671-6360 ext 330
M 705 665-5408
F 705 671-6398

Name: Barrie Simoneau               
Title: Director of Risk Management
Topics/Areas of Mine Rescue Knowledge Expertise:

  • Safety, Risk Management,
  • Emergency Preparedness & Response,
  • Mine Rescue,
  • Training and Incident Investigation,
  • Auditing

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
E-mail address: bsimoneau@mines.ca
Contact Information (mailing address):

700 – 305 Broadway,     
Winnipeg, Manitoba,
Canada R3C 3J7
1 (204) 989 – 1890 Work telephone
1 (204) 299 – 9409 Mobile Phone


Germany

Name: Helmut Ehnes         
Title: Managing Director, Safety and Health Department, BG RCI
Topics/Areas of Mine Rescue Knowledge Expertise:

  • Workplace Safety and Health,
  • Contact to ISSA Mining Sector

Location: Germany, Langenhagen (next to City of Hannover)
E-mail address: helmut.ehnes@bgrci.de
Contact Information (mailing address):

D - 30853 Langenhagen, Theodor-Heuss-Straße 160

Name: Wolfgang Roehl           
Title: Manager
Topics/Areas of Mine Rescue Knowledge Expertise:

  • Mine Rescue and Self Rescue Strategies and Systems,
  • Emergency (Disaster) Management Systems,
  • Use of Breathing Device and
  • Fall Protection Systems

Location: Central Mine Rescue Organisation, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, BG RCI. Germany, Clausthal-Zellerfeld
E-mail address: wolfgang.roehl@bgrci.de
Contact Information (mailing address):                

D - 38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Berliner Straße 2

Name: Georg Bresser                   
Title: Manager of the mines rescue station of Ruhrkohle AG
Topics/Areas of Mine Rescue Knowledge Expertise:

  • Expert for mines rescue strategies and firefighting in coal mines

Location: Germany, City of Herne
E-mail address: georg.bresser@rag.de
Contact Information (mailing address):                

D - 44623 Herne, Shamrockring 1


Poland

Name: Dr.Eng. Piotr Buchwald          
Title: CEO
Topics/Areas of Mine Rescue Knowledge Expertise:

  • Conducting rescue action and preventive works
  • Hazard which might occur in underground mines.
  • Rescue equipment (rescue communication, equipment for measuring physical parameters of mine air, other rescue equipment used during rescue operations).
  • Specialization : Equipment for respiratory protection used in underground mines.

Location: Bytom, Poland
E-mail address: p.buchwald@csrg.bytom.pl,  sekretariat@csrg.bytom.pl 
Contact Information (mailing address):

Central Mines Rescue Station (jsc)
Chorzowska 25 Str.
41-902 Bytom
POLAND

Name: Tomasz Twardokęs           
Title: Eng.
Topics/Areas of Mine Rescue Knowledge Expertise:

  • Rescue equipment (rescue communication, equipment for respiratory protection used in underground mines, equipment for measuring physical parameters of mine air, other rescue equipment used during rescue operations).

Location: Bytom, Poland
E-mail address: laboratorium@csrg.bytom.pl
Contact Information (mailing address):                

Central Mines Rescue Station (jsc)
Chorzowska 25 Str.
41-902 Bytom
POLAND


South Africa

Name: Christo de Klerk         
Title: General Manager Mines Rescue Services South Africa
Topics/Areas of Mine Rescue Knowledge Expertise:

  • all areas of mines rescue

Location: South Africa
E-mail address: christo@minesrescue.co.za
Contact Information (mailing address):

P.O. Box 1635
Carletonville
2500
South Africa

Name: Jack Rowland           
Title: Superintendent Technical and Training
Topics/Areas of Mine Rescue Knowledge Expertise:

  • All areas of mines rescue

Location: South Africa
E-mail address: jack@minesrescue.co.za
Contact Information (mailing address):                

P.O. Box 1635
Carletonville
2500
South Africa


Russia

Name: Mr. Alexander Sin        
Title: Head of Department of Mines Rescue Services of Emercom of Russia.
Topics/Areas of Mine Rescue Knowledge Expertise:

  • All areas of Mine Rescue

Location: Moscow, Russia
E-mail address:  uvgsch1@gmail.com
Contact Information (mailing address):

3 Teatralny proezd,
Moscow, Russia, 109012

Name:  Mr. Vasily Evseev          
Title: Chief of analytical and planning section. Department of Mines Rescue Services of Emercom of Russia
Topics/Areas of Mine Rescue Knowledge Expertise:

  • Mines Rescue Services of Emercom of Russia
  • statistics
  • international mine rescue activity
  • international liaison

Location: Moscow, Russia
E-mail address: uvgsch1@gmail.com, vv_evseev@mail.ru
Contact Information (mailing address):

3 Teatralny proezd,
Moscow, Russia, 109012


United Kingdom

Name:  Barrie Jones           
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Topics/Areas of Mine Rescue Knowledge Expertise:

  • Strategy
  • Planning
  • Technical mining
  • Operational control
  • Underground environment
  • Mining systems

Location: United Kingdom
E-mail address:  Barrie.jones@minesrescue.com
Contact Information (mailing address):

Mines Rescue Service Limited,
Leeming Lane South, Mansfield Woodhouse,
Mansfield, Nottingham,
NG199AQ

Name:  Andrew Watson          
Title: Centre Co-ordinator
Topics/Areas of Mine Rescue Knowledge Expertise:

  • Spontaneous Combustion
  • Nitrogen injection
  • Rescue Competence
  • Operational control
  • Rescue equipment
  • Rescue standards

Location: United Kingdom
E-mail address: andrew.watson@minesrescue.com
Contact Information (mailing address):

Mines Rescue Service Limited,
Leeming Lane South, Mansfield Woodhouse,
Mansfield, Nottingham,
NG199AQ

 
 
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