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About WI OL

Wisconsin Operation Lifesaver is a non-profit safety education and awareness program dedicated to reducing collisions, fatalities, and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings and on railroad rights of way in the State of Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Operation Lifesaver offers free presentations to all age groups and targeted audiences that include; bus drivers, professional truck drivers, law enforcement, and first responders. Operation Lifesaver educates the public on making safe decisions on or near railroad property.

Every year people die needlessly on or around Wisconsin’s railroad tracks. Through free presentations, community safety events, targeted videos, media campaigns and other railroad safety imitative, Wisconsin Operation Lifesaver is working hard to bring that number down to zero.

Wisconsin Operation Lifesaver is supported by railroads operating in Wisconsin, private citizens, corporations, and our energetic team of volunteers and members. Our safety partners and dedicated volunteers help support the WIOL mission: to eliminate, through Education, Enforcement and Engineering, collisions at grade crossings and on privately owned railroad property.

WI OL Events

2/17 & 2/18 -- Mad City Train Show - Madison
2/24 -- Boy Scout Merit Badge Clinic - New Berlin
4/06 -- WDTSEA Conference - Wisconsin Dells (Chula Vista)
4/16, 17, & 18 -- 76th Annual Wisconsin Safety & Health Conference - Wisconsin Dells (Kalahari Resort)
4/28 & 4/29 -- Titletown Train Show - Green Bay
5/04 -- Respect for Law Week - Merrill

WI OL Safety Partners

Wisconsin Railroads
BNSF Railway
Canadian National Railway
Canadian Pacific Railway
Escanaba & Lake Superior Railroad
Tomahawk Railway
Union Pacific Railroad
Wisconsin Northern Railroad
Wisconsin & Southern Railroad

State Agencies
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Wisconsin Railroad & Harbors
Wisconsin Commissioner of Railroads
Wisconsin State Patrol
Center for Childhood Safety

National Agencies
Federal Railroad Adminstration
Operation Lifesaver Inc.

WI OL Statistics

Volunteers in Action

Board of Directors / Quarterly Meeting

State Coordinator
Susan Klinger

State Chairman
Gary Koerner

Wayne Gessner

Secretary / Treasurer
Matt Koser

Quarterly Meeting
All meetings start at 10am

January 9th 2018
OCR - Madison

April 10th 2018
Butler yard - Milwuakee

July 10th 2018
OCR - Madison

October 9th 2018
OCR - Madison

Contact Us

Susan Klinger State Coordinator

715-966-0500 (mobile)
715-453-2303 (office)

17 S. Marinette St.
P.O. Box 130
Tomahawk , WI.   

Gary Koerner
State Chairman
920-428-9834 mobile
2154 W. Barley Way
Appleton, WI