The National Advisory Council
The National Advisory Council -- NAC, for short -- supports Operation Lifesaver's mission of ending collisions, deaths and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings and on railroad rights-of-way. Serving as an advisory body, the NAC assists the National Office in creating the programs and materials used by Operation Lifesaver to deliver safety messages to the public, including training videos, public service announcements, brochures, and other public outreach materials. In addition to this, the NAC helps the National Office establish priorities for developing new educational materials and programs.
The council includes representatives with expertise in the three E's of traffic safety -- education, enforcement and engineering -- as well as representatives from the major railroads, federal agencies, and others knowledgeable about highway-rail grade crossing or railroad trespass prevention. Operation Lifesaver state coordinator representatives from each of the FRA regions are also on the council. Experts are brought in to serve on project teams when complex projects require expertise beyond that available on the NAC.
Newly established in 2008 to replace the original Program Development Council, the NAC was created to streamline projects and optimize operational efficiency.
About Operation Lifesaver
Operation Lifesaver’s mission is to end collisions, deaths and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings and on rail property through a nationwide network of volunteers who work to educate people about rail safety. Our national office in Alexandria, VA, supports state programs, developing videos, educational brochures, instructional information and other materials for audiences of all ages. Our state coordinators are located in all 50 states.
Operation Lifesaver, Inc.
1420 King Street, Suite 201
Alexandria, VA 22314
Email : email@example.com
Media Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. understands the importance of the news media’s role in helping the public make safe decisions around tracks and trains.
To request further information about Operation Lifesaver’s activities, or for additional safety information, please contact our national headquarters office at 703-739-0308 or 800-537-6224. If you are a reporter on deadline, please contact:
- DeQuendre Bertrand, Director of Internal and External Communications - Phone 703-739-0284, or email email@example.com
- Carol P. Steckbeck, Media Consultant - Phone 919-303-5140, or email firstname.lastname@example.org