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Holmes Mine Rescue Association (HMRA)

On June 6, 2013, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the members of the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association (Holmes) overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment and changes to their by-laws to create a mine rescue organization within Holmes the Holmes Mine Rescue Association. This action reestablishes mine rescue as an important function within the Joseph A. Holmes Association, which was created in 1916.

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The Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association (JAHSA) was founded in 1916. Twenty-four leading national organizations representing the mining, metallurgical and allied industries responded to the need to reduce accidents, fatalities and mining related illnesses in the mining and allied industries by creating a safety awards program.

Various individual type awards such as hero award and merit award are issued by the association. The JAHSA also issue awards for persons with 10, 20, 30, 40 years without lost time accidents.

Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association Officers
President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron Bucci
1st Vice-President . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Scribe
2nd Vice-President . . . . . . . . . . . Jeffery Kravitz
3rd Vice-President . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Zinser
4th Vice-President . . . . . . . . . . . Shad Montgomery
Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Glatter
Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Al Simonson

Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association Councils

  • Listing of Councils
  • Come Grow With Us...

    This pamphlet contains valuable information on the association, memberships and how your organization can become a chapter.
  • See Pamphlet
  • 2013 Scholarship Program

    The Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association endeavors to promote health and safety within the mining industry. We believe that providing financial aid to students in the pursuit of education related to mining safety will result in safer mines and healthier environments within the mining industry. To that end, we have instituted this Scholarship Program and formed the Scholarship for Mining Committee.

  • More Scholarship Information
  • Joseph A Holmes Safety Association Web Site

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  • For additional information on the Joseph A. Holmes Safety contact the Secretary on (703) 235-0249,
    E-Mail mail@HolmesSafety.org, or fax (703) 235-0011.