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  • Rail Safety Week is Sept. 22-29 in the U.S. and Canada

    By Operation Lifesaver 2-13-2019

    Washington, D.C. (February 13, 2019) – Americans and Canadians will observe Rail Safety Week together again this fall. Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) and Operation Lifesaver Canada are working to plan the observance of Rail Safety Week in North America Sept. 22-29. The week-long event encourages safe behavior near railroad tracks.

  • Operation Lifesaver, Inc. Receives Donation from Posner Family Foundation

    By Operation Lifesaver 2-06-2019

    Funding Supports Projects Designed to Help Save Lives

    Washington, D.C. (February 6, 2019) – Millions of Americans will learn more about staying safe near trains from Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) thanks to a generous donation from the Posner Foundation of Pittsburgh.

  • Operation Lifesaver Welcomes New Education Manager

    By Operation Lifesaver 12-06-2018

    Thomas Brings More Than 20 Years of Experience to the Role

    Washington, D.C. (December 6, 2018) - Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) welcomes Ericka Thomas as the Manager of Education, Training and Instructional Design for the national rail safety education organization. In this role, she will develop safety education materials for the public, and provide oversight for OLI eLearning programs as well as instructor-led training for Operation Lifesaver Authorized Volunteers (OLAVs) and OLI Coaches.

  • Operation Lifesaver Welcomes New Executive Director

    By Operation Lifesaver 11-01-2018

    Maleh Brings Nearly 30 Years of Experience to the Role

    Washington, D.C. (November 1, 2018) – The Board of Directors of Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) is pleased to welcome Ms. Rachel Maleh as Executive Director of the nonprofit railroad safety education organization. Maleh has served as OLI’s Interim Chief Operating Officer since February 2018. 

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About Operation Lifesaver

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 states across the U.S. and a national office in Washington, D.C., that supports state programs, develops education materials, and creates public awareness campaigns for audiences of all ages. 


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