February 1, 2024 - United Coal Company recently donated Biomarine Mine Rescue Equipment to the Virginia Tech Mine Engineering Department.
This equipment is intended to bolster mine rescue training opportunities for both students and professionals, according to a written statement.
The company said the decision to donate the mine rescue equipment was prompted by UCC’s equipment upgrade.
In the media release, the company says equipment addition not only allows more students to participate but also ensures that graduates possess valuable real-life experience, showcasing their safety and rescue proficiency gained at Virginia Tech.
Renowned in the mining industry for its reliability and effectiveness, Biomarine Rescue Equipment meets and exceeds mine rescue requirements. These apparatuses are Mine Safety and Health Administration approved, guaranteeing adherence to safety standards and are designed for use in mine emergency environments.
The donation on the Virginia Tech Mine Engineering Department is expected to enhance its ability to train and prepare for mine rescue operations. The equipment enables more students to engage in simulated mine rescue activities, providing them with a comprehensive understanding of emergency situations before entering the workforce.