Operation Lifesaver, Inc. Welcomes Five New State Coordinators to Lead Rail Safety Education Efforts in Six States
WASHINGTON, DC, July 19, 2023 – Five new leaders are in place for rail safety nonprofit Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) state programs in Delaware, Illinois, Montana, OL of the Dakotas (representing North and South Dakota) and South Carolina. The new state coordinators actively participated in orientation training this month, immersing themselves in their roles and familiarizing themselves with their responsibilities.
Operation Lifesaver is a non-profit public safety education and awareness organization dedicated to reducing collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail crossings and preventing trespassing on or near railroad tracks. The national Operation Lifesaver, Inc. organization works with its programs in 47 states and the District of Columbia to help stop track tragedies. State Coordinators oversee their state’s volunteers to provide free rail safety presentations specialized for a variety of audiences to include K-12 students, professional truck drivers, new drivers, first responders and more.
“We enthusiastically welcome our newest state coordinators and applaud their deep commitment and unwavering dedication to rail safety,” said OLI Executive Director Rachel Maleh. “State Coordinators are an integral part of making their communities safer – managing rail safety outreach and education throughout their states.”
Operation Lifesaver is fortunate to have these five terrific leaders on board,” Maleh continued. “They will do an excellent job empowering their citizens to make safe choices around railroad tracks and trains – preparing them to know the facts, make good decisions and share the rail safety message. Together, we can stop track tragedies.”
Contact information for the new Operation Lifesaver State Coordinators is below.
OL of the Dakotas
About Operation Lifesaver
Operation Lifesaver is a nonprofit public safety education and awareness organization dedicated to stopping track tragedies. For more than 50 years, Operation Lifesaver programs have saved lives via public awareness campaigns and a network of trained volunteers across the U.S. who give free presentations encouraging safe behavior near railroad tracks and trains. The Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) national office supports the efforts of state programs in 47 states and the District of Columbia. Explore OLI's virtual library of rail safety materials on the oli.org website. Learn more about OLI, the annual observance of Rail Safety Week, how to request a free presentation and become a volunteer. Follow OLI on social media via Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube.