Over the last few weeks, CAOL shared information on our about the 3 E’s. In the previous blogs we covered Education and Engineering. Below is the excerpt from the OL site on the third “E”: Enforcement.
Excerpt from the OLI Website (you can also view this on the OL website at: http://oli.org/training/law-enforcement-community):
Operation Lifesaver’s close partnership with the law enforcement community throughout America has strengthened and improved public safety.
It’s critical that when highway-rail intersection collisions do occur, law enforcement officers–often the first responders–are familiar with both railroad operations and highway-rail grade crossing conditions. Operation Lifesaver offers a special course teaching officers how to ensure their personal safety, both while responding to rail collision incidents and throughout the investigation.
If your community contains railroad tracks, your officers could be involved in a specialized highway-rail grade crossing collision investigation. Operation Lifesaver’s Grade Crossing Collision Investigation (GCCI) course is designed to inform and prepare your department for that eventuality. Our GCCI training was developed for the North American law enforcement community with cooperation from the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Nearly 15 percent of Operation Lifesaver’s trained, volunteers are law enforcement officers. Join them and become an Operation Lifesaver Authorized Volunteer. ________________________________________________________
Stay Alert Whenever You are Near Train Tracks. See Tracks? Think Train!
About Operation Lifesaver – Operation Lifesaver’s mission is to end collisions, deaths and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings and along railroad rights of way. A national network of trained volunteers provides free presentations on rail safety. For more information or to request a free safety presentation, visit: www.seetracksthinktrain.org; www.caol.us or www.oli.org .