Coal-Mine Rescue is not like Fire-fightingThis has: "The Fire Service face horrendous conditions at times as well, with structure fires, (but in) a structure fire you've got a window or a door within a few metres of you," Watts said.
- - "In an underground coalmine, our teams are going to be working upwards of 3 kilometres (2 miles) from a point of safety."
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A clearly frustrated Mr Watts warned the media against comparing NZ Mines Rescue with the Fire Service, saying they worked in completely different environments.
"The type of work that NZ Mines Rescue do is over significant distances. The Fire Service face horrendous conditions at times as well with structure fires (but) a structure fire, you've got a window or a door within a few metres of you," he said.
"In an underground coalmine, our teams are going to be working upwards of 3km from a point of safety.
"The conditions that we will face are over long duration."
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