Operation Lifesaver to hold 2012 Symposium in Denver during 40th anniversary year

DENVER, CO, January 26, 2011 - Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (www.oli.org) will gather its state program leaders and rail safety partners in Denver June 26 – 28, 2012 to celebrate 40 years of community outreach during its 17th International Symposium and Training Seminars. The 2012 safety conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown/Convention Center, 1420 Stout Street.

“In the four decades since its founding in 1972, OLI’s grassroots network has become part of the national rail safety solution through partnerships, safety presentations, and media outreach,” said Operation Lifesaver President Helen M. Sramek. “At next year’s Symposium, we’ll pay tribute to the people and organizations who have contributed to a dramatic reduction in highway-rail grade crossing collisions, deaths and injuries.”

About the Symposium

Operation Lifesaver, Inc. holds its International Symposium and Training Seminars every two years to provide refresher certification for its expert trainers and explore the latest information on improving safety with rail safety leaders from North America and around the world.  In 2010, 300 registrants, speakers and guests from six countries attended the 16th Symposium in Baltimore.

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]

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