Operation Lifesaver is a nonprofit, nationwide public education program dedicated to eliminating collision, deaths, and injuries at highway-rail intersections and on railroad rights-of-way.
It is sponsored cooperatively by a wide variety of partners, including federal, state and local government agencies, highway safety and transportation organizations, and the nation’s railroads.
Cleversburg Junction OL Presentation
Bill Bunge conducted a presentation at the new Cleversburg Junction rail fan park just east of Shippensburg Pa at the Southampton Township park. The Shippensburg Summer Lunch program being held at the Shippensburg Public Library had a field trip to the park.
Peckville, Pa Valley Community Library Safety Fair 2014
On July 17 2014 an evening safety fair was held at the Valley Community Library in Peckville, Pa . Numerous agencies attending the event taught fire safety, bicycle safety, child safety, finger painting and much more.
Our OLAV Lorie Ransom and her son Ethan set up an Operation Lifesaver table at the event to spread the OL safety message. Lorie was able to spoke to kids and their parents about railroad safety. She also made some connections for future events.
3rd Annual Shippensburg EMS Safety Day
I talked with numerous families about railroad safety.
Many visitors asked questions about rail safety and many stories were related to me.
It was a very enjoyable day.
My helpers: James Algatt & Patrick Algatt taking a break after helping me to set up.
Jubilee Day 2014
Our Operation Lifesaver Authorized Volunteers attended the day long Mechanicsburg Pa Jubilee Day on June 19th, 2014. This is a daylong event, which is advertised as having an attendance as high as 60 thousand persons attending.
Lou & Melvin during a slack time at the event
Norfolk Southern-Operation Lifesaver Keystone Safety Train promotes public safety
The train included an NS locomotive with the Operation Lifesaver logo displayed on the flanks, two vintage passenger cars, the NS Exhibit Car, and the NS Research and Test car. Passengers included railroaders, Operation Lifesaver representatives, public safety advocates, government officials and news media, all of whom observed ( via live video) the train crew’s point-of-view as the train moved on the tracks and approached grade crossings between Harrisburg and Lewistown.
Operation Lifesaver in Northeast & Central PA has been out in full force with the onset of summer
1st stop in Northeast Pennsylvania , the Valley View Elementary Center located in Peckville, PA. A very special Thank you to Principal Maria Kishel, who is a staunch supporter of Operation Lifesaver. For the past 3 years, the entire kindergarten class for the school district has been given a presentation.
Principal Maria Kishel and OLAV Presenter Betsy Lucas
Operation Lifesaver moved on to the Columbia Mall outside of Bloomsburg, Pa
Our 2nd stop, was the Loose Ties Model Railroad Club’s Annual Train Show held in the Columbia Mall, Bloomsburg, PA. Host Andrew Hoke organized the event. Not only did rail enthusiasts stop by the Operation Lifesaver table, but also many shoppers stopped & learned about grade crossing hazards, and the dangers of trespassing on railroad property.
OLAV Betsy Lucas talks with visitors to the table
Partner with Pennsylvania Operation Lifesaver
The nations railroads, related federal, state, and local governments, business, railroad suppliers, labor, civic and community leaders and other concerned safety professionals are all part of the Operation Lifesaver program.
The Operation Lifesaver program seeks to educate both drivers and pedestrians to make safe decisions at railroad crossings and to avoid trespassing on railroad tracks and railroad property.
Operation Lifesaver's mission is to end collisions, deaths and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings and along railroad rights of way. Operation Lifesaver Authorized Volunteer (OLAV) presenters provide free presentations on rail safety.
Learn more and find tips for staying safe at http://oli.org/, by visiting OLI on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/operation.lifesaver or follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/oliofpa . Visit our new safety campaign page at See Tracks? Think Train!
Pennsylvania Operation Lifesaver is a 501c(3) nonprofit program and all donations are tax-deductible.
Any person or organization is welcome to join our state program or make a donation to the Pennsylvania Operation Lifesaver program.
The donations go to the purchase of handout materials utilized by our Operation Lifesaver Authorized Volunteers ( OLAV) during a presentation or at an event.
For further information, please contact us.