Focus FS introduced shift rescue during the 10th International Mine Rescue Competition (IMRC), which took place this week in Sudbury, Ontario. Shift rescue is an all-in-one under oxygen mine rescue incident application used to digitally capture incident data, including team captain information, briefing officer reports, map viewing and markups, photo sharing, activity alerting and post-incident reporting.

“Shift rescue will significantly enhance and improve how information is collected and shared during an under oxygen mine rescue event,” said Nicole Darbaz, director of products and marketing at Focus FS. “The system collects and distributes critical rescue information during both team training and live rescue events. Shift rescue applies to mine rescue competitions such as IMRC, but most importantly, it’s been developed for annual mine rescue team training and real-life incidents.”

The application is deployed on rugged tablets and is used underground where network connectivity may or may not be available. The information collected underground is shared with the briefing officer and control group above ground who assess the information and make time-critical decisions.