2011 Operation Lifesaver Regional Rail Safety Workshops Announced

WASHINGTON, DC, March 22, 2011 – Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (http://www.oli.org), the national, nonprofit rail safety education organization, announced that regional workshops will be held this year in Kentucky, Maine and Wisconsin for Operation Lifesaver program directors, safety partners, certified trainers and presenters.

“Rail safety advocates in the Northeast, Midwest, and Southeast can mark their calendars and start planning to attend one of three Operation Lifesaver 2011 regional safety training workshops to be held between June and September this year,” said Helen M. Sramek, President, Operation Lifesaver, Inc.  

Sramek said that the workshops will include updates on the latest technology, most effective learning tools and successful ways to approach communities with the Operation Lifesaver message in 2011 and beyond.

Dates, locations and contact information are below. More information will be posted at http://www.oli.org in the coming months and sent to Operation Lifesaver program directors, presenters and safety partners.

“We encourage people to register for these affordable workshops,” Sramek continued. “Together, we’re making a difference in highway-rail grade crossing safety and pedestrian rail trespass prevention,” Sramek concluded.


2011 Operation Lifesaver Regional Workshops Schedule







Ramada Inn Saco, Saco, Maine

Fred Hirsch, MN OL, [email protected]

September 21-23




Galt House, Louisville, Kentucky

Wayne Gentry, KY OL, [email protected]

June 5-7


Registration online


Chula Vista Resort Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin


Jim Tracey, WI OL, [email protected]

Sept. 13-15


About Operation Lifesaver

Operation Lifesaver's mission is to end collisions, deaths and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings and along railroad rights of way. A national network of certified volunteers provides free presentations on rail safety. Learn more at http://www.oli.org.






Media Contact

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, email general[at]oli.org or contact our national headquarters office at 703-739-0308.

If you are a reporter seeking information for a local news story, view our list of state Operation Lifesaver program contacts.

If you are on deadline for a story and would like Operation Lifesaver, Inc.'s perspective on a highway-rail safety or trespass prevention topic, email news[at]oli.org

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. 


National Office

Operation Lifesaver, Inc.
425 Third Street SW, Suite 915
Washington, D.C. 20024

Fax: 703-519-8267
Email : [email protected]

Media Inquiries: [email protected]

Transit Inquiries: [email protected]

Our Staff

Engage with OLI

Let's Keep the Conversation Going.

OLI-on-Facebook OLI-on-Twitter OLI-on-Pinterest  OLI-on-Instagram

Sign Up for Updates