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On behalf of the Organising Committee, we invite you to be a part of the 14th Mining Emergency Response Competition held from Friday 29 November – Sunday 01 December, Langley Park, Perth WA. The prestigious MERC annual competition is organised under the three founding sponsors, Paull & Warner Resources, Red Earth Health Solutions and Breight Group.

Last year we were delighted to see a substantial uplift in Team applications to take part in the competition, taking us finally back to pre-pandemic levels of participation. This means that MERC made the decision to increase the competition from 2 days to 3 days again in 2024.

MERC is a not-for-profit event that provides world class emergency rescue training and skill building opportunities for volunteer mines rescue teams. 2024 will mark the 14th year since the first MERC was hosted and will be held in the spectacular city of Perth, Australia. The metropolitan location provides Perth based industry representatives, FIFO workers, mining families and the local community to view firsthand, the skills of the mining emergency response teams who help to ensure safe workplaces and communities in the event of emergency.

The MERC will attract 18 emergency response teams, 150 industry volunteers and over 4000 members of the public to attend.

There will be a number of opportunities for organisations, teams and volunteers to be associated with the competition giving you the chance to raise your profile further within the emergency services sector.

We look forward to welcoming you to MERC 2024!

MERC Co-Founders,

Simon Paull

Paull & Warner Resources,

Jen Pearce & Sue Steele

Red Earth Health Solutions,

Stephen Easterbrook

Breight Group,