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.
Operation Lifesaver wants you and your neighbors to be safe around tracks and trains! Our volunteer speakers are available, free of charge, to provide important safety information to professional truck and bus drivers, school bus drivers, drivers education classes, elementary school students, law enforcement and emergency responders among other groups.
Why is Operation Lifesaver Needed?
Sadly, every year people in Louisiana are killed or injured at highway-rail crossings and at other locations along railroad tracks.
Many people are unaware that trains cannot stop quickly to avoid collisions or, they take chances by ignoring warning signs and signals, going around lowered gates, stopping on tracks, or simply not paying attention when approaching highway-rail crossings. People also make the potentially fatal mistake of choosing railroad tracks as shortcuts or as places to walk or run for recreation. They may not realize that walking on train tracks is illegal, or understand how quickly and quietly a train can approach. Our safety tips can save your life – or the life of someone you love.
LA OL Events
September 22 - 28, 2019 | National Rail Safety Week
Louisiana Operation Lifesaver is always looking for volunteers to educate the public on the dangers of railroad crossings and railroads' rights-of-way. If you are interested in making your community safer, follow the steps below:
OLI National reviews all applications for approval
Approved applicants will receive and email containing further instructions
After a brief face-to-face meeting, you are now an Operation Lifesaver Authorized Volunteer!
LA OL Board Members
The 12-member Louisiana Operation Lifesaver board represents state agencies as well as some of the biggest railroad companies in the state. They work together to make the Operation Lifesaver missions of safety and education a reality.