The host venue for the four-day contest will be the Lexington Convention Center, located in the heart of downtown. The competition includes team competitions for mine rescue and first aid as well as individual competitions for bench and preshift.

The 2015 nationals will conclude with an awards banquet on Thursday, September 17, to recognize the winners in each category.

Information on registering teams, hotel accommodation choices and other logistics is available at www.coalminrescuecontest.com.