NSW coal exports on track for a record.
This put them in a virtual world that feels very real where they would have to pick up instruments.
Teams tackled a number of emergency and rescue situations including underground search and rescue.
Competitions aim to be realistic and truly test the skills of brigades in high pressure situations....
Teams were formed as they arrived at the designated site.
There were more than 3130 additional coal mining jobs created between the end of 2016 and 2019.
Ten teams from across the NSW coal industry competed in the competition.
Despite the decline in underground production, employment numbers remained stable at 7253.
For the 12 months to December, NSW produced a total of 256,211,000 tonnes of raw coal.
The trust supported the Australian coal mining industry by funding safety projects and research.
Centennial Coal's Springvale team was awarded the trophy for the theory component.
Saunders has participated in about 35 local mines rescue competitions over the years.