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What is Minnesota Operation Lifesaver?

We are a part of the national organization Operation Lifesaver, Inc., a private, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to ending collisions, deaths and injuries at highway-rail crossings and on railroad property. We are an independant 501c3 educational Minnesota-based nonprofit offering free safety presentations and events by authorized volunteers for:

  • School groups
  • Driver education classes
  • Community audiences
  • Professional drivers
  • Law enforcement officers
  • Emergency responders
  • And More.

To view this video in a new window go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OelisYqQxNY

Why is Operation Lifesaver Needed?

Become an Operation Lifesaver Authorized Volunteer

We are always looking for high-energy volunteers to help us spread our important message. Our volunteers are everywhere—schools, training programs, law enforcement events and safety fairs—with the common purpose of keeping our citizens safe. You can begin the process today by clicking here.

MN OL Events

2018 Marks Minnesota's 10th year of operating under our own 501c3!

MN OL Safety Partners

Minnesota Operation Lifesaver, Inc., (MNOL, Inc.) is supported by numerous partners who contribute both financially and through in-kind donations of time and talents. For more information about becoming an MNOL, Inc. partner, please contact Minnesota Operation Lifesaver, Inc., at P.O. Box 22254, Minneapolis, MN 55422; or call 651-328-3259.

Rail Safety Circle

BNSF Railway
Canadian Pacific Railway
Federal Railroad Administration
Federal Highway Administration


Rail Safety Champions

Union Pacific Railroad
Twin Cities and Western Railroad
Canadian National Railway


Rail Safety Supporters

Miller Ingenuity
Minnesota Regional Railroads Association
Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad, Inc.
Minnesota Northern Railroad


Rail Safety Allies & Individuals

Otter Tail Valley Railroad
Progressive Rail Inc.
Minnesota Commercial Railway
Minnesota Southern Railway
Northern Plains Railroad
North Shore Scenic Railroad
Minnesota Dakota & Western Railway
Northern Lines Railroad
City of Dilworth
Hy-Vee of Winona


Rail Safety Partners & In-Kind Support

Minnesota Safety Council
Metro Transit
Minnesota Department of Transportation
SRF Consulting
Minnesota Transportation Museum
Twin Cities Model Railroad Museum
Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad
Twin Cities Road Crew
AdTaxi & Pioneer Press

MN OL Statistics

While collisions between vehicles and trains in Minnesota have been near record lows for the past several years, a person is still over
20 times more likely
to be killed or seriously injured versus a collision involving any other vehicle type.
We need YOUR help to bring the number of preventable tragedies closer to zero - contact us today!

Projects, Grants & News

2018 Minnesota Operation Lifesaver Fact Sheet

Current MNOL Fact Sheet

2018 Safety Grant Project Report

Read the full report at minnesotaol.competitive-safety-grant-project-report

2018 Strategic Direction and Action Plan

Find out more here about our goals for raising awareness and reducing preventable tragedies around tracks and trains in Minnesota and beyond in 2018

2017 Measurable Results

Click here to read our detailed report on the success and activities we executed in 2017 towards fulfilling our mission

2017 High School Safety Challenge

Click here to find out more about our innovative and creative high school safety challenge funded by a grant from the Federal Railroad Administration in 2017!
Watch the video recap here

2017 Driver and Grade Crossing Safety Outreach Initiative with US Rail Safety Week

Visit our blog to read our report on last year's grant project funded by the Federal Highway Administration to educate drivers all across our state!

US Rail Safety Week 2017!

Somali, Vietnamese & Hmong language safety resources

Links below will help you learn how to keep safe in a vehicle or on foot—and test your knowledge with safety quizzes and games.
(Note that these links will take you away from this site, use your brower's back button to return when you are done)

Rail Safety in Hmong
Rail Safety in Vietnamese
Rail Safety in Somali

For Kids and Parents

Learn about staying safe around railroad crossings and tracks. Go on a safety safari on our Minnesota Operation Lifesaver, Inc. Safe-a-Rooni™ site. NOTE: By clicking this link you are leaving the main Minnesota Operation Lifesaver, Inc. site.
Minnesota Operation Lifesaver, Inc. Safe-a-Rooni™ site: http://www.safe-a-rooni.org/Trailblazing/OL/

10 Year Anniversary

Contact Us

Sheryl Cummings State Coordinator and Executive Director

651-328-3259 (mobile)

P.O. BOX 22254
Minneapolis , MN    55422

To view Minnesota specific laws visit the FRA's Searchable State Laws Website