Ohio Operation Lifesaver
About OH OL
Operation Lifesaver Ohio is a free Rail Safety Education program helping prevent & reduce fatalities and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings & along railroad rights-of-way.
Ohio Operation Lifesaver provides free public education regarding safety on and around railroad property. Please contact us to have one of our volunteers speak to your class, group or organization. We speak to groups from pre-school to adult. We can also provide specialized training for Law Enforcement, First Responders, new drivers, School Bus and Commercial Drivers.
OH OL Events
National Train Day on May 14, 2022 at the Amtrak Station Toledo, OH
Internation Level Crossing Awareness Day ( ILCAD) Conference on June 9 in Denver, CO
Ohio State Fair from July 27 thru August 7
Community Health & Safety events throughout the state ( contact for more information)
OH OL Safety Partners
Ohio Operation Lifesaver is grateful to its safety partners, who help raise public awareness of the need for caution around railroad tracks and crossings.
Federal Railroad Administration, CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern Railway, R.J. Corman Railway, G&W Railway, Wheeling Lake Erie Railway, Indiana & Ohio Railway, Ohio Central Railroad System,Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Ohio Rail Development Commission, Ohio Dept. of Transportation, Ohio School Boards Association, Ohio Dept. of Education.
If you would like to become a safety partner, please contact Ohio Operation Lifesaver State Coordinator Alan Stouder by clicking on the email address in the Contact Us side bar or typing the email address into your email program.
OH OL Statistics
2020 & 2021 (as of 10-31) Vehicle-Train collisions and Pedestrian/Trespasser Incidents
In 2020 Ohio ranked #9 in the nation for Vehicle-Train collisions with 75 total ( Ohio was also ranked #9 in 2019)
These collisions resulted in 19 Injuries and 8 Fatalities
In 2021 (as of10-31) Ohio has recorded 50 total collisions with 14 Injuries and 4 Fatalities
In 2020 Ohio ranked #11 for Pedestrian/trespasser incidents with 26 total ( Ohio was also ranked #11 in 20219)
These incidents resulted in11 Injuries and 15 Fatalities
In 2021 (as of 10-31) Ohio has recorded 30 total incidents with 14 Injuries and 16 Fatalities