Operation Lifesaver Names New State Coordinators in Seven States and the District of Columbia
WASHINGTON, DC, September 7, 2022 – Eight new leaders are in place for rail safety non-profit Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) state programs, according to OLI Executive Director Rachel Maleh. The new state coordinators will serve in Alaska, the District of Columbia, Florida, Kansas,Louisiana, Maryland, Nebraska and Nevada – bringing the total number of state Operation Lifesaver programs to 47 states plus Washington, DC.
Operation Lifesaver, which this year celebrates the 50th anniversary of its founding in 1972, 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.
“OLI welcomes our newest state coordinators and applauds their commitment to making their communities safer,” said OLI Executive DirectorRachel Maleh. “State Coordinators manage rail safety outreach and education throughout their states – and are an integral part of helping to #STOPTrack Tragedies.”
We are thrilled to have these eight terrific safety and nonprofit experts on board,” Maleh continued, “Know the facts. Make good decisions. Take the rail safety pledge. And share the rail safety message. Together, we can stop track tragedies.”
Contact information for the new Operation Lifesaver State Coordinators is below.
About Operation Lifesaver
Operation Lifesaver, which this year celebrates the 50th anniversary of its founding in 1972, 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. In 1986 the non-profit Operation Lifesaver, Inc. national office was created to help support the efforts of state Operation Lifesaver programs, saving lives by sharing rail safety messages with audiences across the U.S. and beyond. A national network of trained volunteers gives free presentations on rail safety and a public awareness campaign, “See Tracks? Think Train!” provides tips and statistics to encourage safe behavior near the tracks. Learn more about Rail Safety Week; follow OLI on social media viaFacebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.