The Mosaic Company to Host First Responder Emergency Response Final
Competition with Phosphate Plant and Mine Teams
Video/Photo/Interview Opportunities Available
TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 7, 2013
TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The Mosaic Company is hosting its fifth annual First Responder Finalist
Competition to hone and demonstrate company emergency preparedness and
Crews from Mosaic Phosphate and Potash mine and manufacturing facilities in
Florida and Michigan will compete in simulated crisis scenarios to secure the
coveted designation as Mosaic's top First Responder team. They have already
qualified for the finals by coming out on top in four preliminary competitions
held earlier this year.
The exercise will feature a panel of judges from local emergency response
agencies to observe and critique the First Responder teams.
The competition is designed to improve Mosaic first responder skills in the
event of a real emergency. Skill stations like Hazmat handling, rope rescues
and spinal immobilization give teams the ability to demonstrate their
proficiencies and pick up points to secure the top spot. Mosaic has a total of
340 first responders who are available 24/7 in shifts at its mining and
manufacturing facilities in Florida and Michigan. "Safety is Mosaic's highest
priority," said Gary N. "Bo" Davis, Mosaic Senior Vice President --Phosphate
Operations. "Having our first responders compete in fun and challenging events
throughout the year, culminating in the finals, hones skills, builds
camaraderie and makes us better prepared in the event of a real emergency."
Friday, Nov. 8
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Polk County Agricultural Center
1702 U.S. 17-98, Bartow, Fla.
About The Mosaic Company:
The Mosaic Company is the world's leading combined producer and marketer of
concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. Mosaic is a single source
provider of phosphate and potash fertilizers and feed ingredients for the
global agriculture industry. More information on the company is available at
SOURCE The Mosaic Company
Contact: Jackie Barron, The Mosaic Company, 941.356.0045,
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