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  • Selby, Wilson Named Recipients of Operation Lifesaver 2016 National Safety Awards

    By lrectorsnipe 5-13-2016

    Railroad safety nonprofit Operation Lifesaver (OL, presented national safety awards highlighting individual achievements in preventing deaths and injuries around tracks and trains to Lynn Selby of El Mirage, Ariz., and Dr. Lanny Wilson of Hinsdale, Ill. Selby received the F. Tom Roberts Memorial Volunteer Award for his rail safety education outreach efforts in Arizona; Wilson received the OL Champion Award for being a champion of rail safety education to prevent vehicle-train collisions in Illinois and nationally. The awards were presented at a banquet during the Operation Lifesaver Leadership Conference here, which carried the theme “Rail Safety – A Mission for Life.” 

  • Operation Lifesaver releases VPSA on the dangers of train track selfies

    By lrectorsnipe 4-13-2016

    To warn smart phone users of the dangers and illegality of taking “selfies” while on train tracks, the national nonprofit rail safety education group Operation Lifesaver, Inc.(OLI) is releasing a new animated video public service announcement(VPSA). The VPSA takes a humorous approach to raise awareness of the perils of this activity among the selfie-obsessed, especially younger social media fans and their parents, as well as risk-taking 18-28 year old males. The VPSA is the second in Operation Lifesaver’s campaign to dissuade people from taking train track photos.

  • Operation Lifesaver, Inc. hails drop in 2015 crossing collisions, notes increase in trespass deaths

    By lrectorsnipe 3-15-2016

    Vehicle-train collisions and deaths at highway-rail grade crossings fell in 2015, along with injuries to pedestrians trespassing on train tracks, Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) President and CEO Bonnie Murphy said today. In contrast, the number of people killed while trespassing on train tracks rose compared to 2014, as did the number injured as a result of crossing collisions.

  • Barney retires, Franklin named as Vermont Operation Lifesaver State Coordinator

    By lrectorsnipe 2-09-2016

    Nancee Barney, a longtime railroad safety advocate who has led the Vermont Operation Lifesaver program for 12 years, is retiring from the position, Operation Lifesaver, Inc. President and CEO Bonnie Murphy announced. State of Vermont Grant Programs Manager Alan C. Franklin will succeed Barney as state coordinator.

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Operation Lifesaver is a nonprofit public safety education and awareness organization dedicated to reducing collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail crossings and trespassing on or near railroad tracks. Our team consists of nationwide network of volunteers who work to educate people about rail safety, state coordinators who lead the efforts in all 50 states and a national office in Alexandria, VA, that supports state programs, develops education materials, and creates public awareness campaigns for audiences of all ages. 



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