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About California Operation Lifesaver

Operation Lifesaver, Inc., a national, non-profit educational organization, seeks to reduce collisions, injuries and fatalities at America's highway-rail grade crossings and on the railroad rights-of-way. California Operation Lifesaver Train Awareness Program is a comprehensive train safety program that consists of the 3 E's: Education, Engineering and Enforcement for California's Railroad At-Grade crossings and Trespassing along the many miles of California's Railroad Rights-of-way. Free safety presentations are given to schools, community groups, school bus or professional truck drivers, emergency responders and other organizations. California Operations Lifesaver participates in many community events throughout California.

Bob Alexander – (1952 – 2012)

Even as he is not here with us now, Bob Alexander will always be a part of California Operation Lifesaver. His joy and passion were contagious—it’s easy to see that same joy and that same passion in the work of … Continue reading

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CAOL and OTS Launch Life-Saving Video on the Web.

Carlsbad, California, February 12, 2012 – California Operation Lifesaver (CAOL) is proud to announce the release of  “Always Expect a Train”—an educational video produced in association with CAOL’s safety partner, the California Office of Traffic Safety. Four versions of this life-saving video … Continue reading

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2011 Train Wrap Unveiled in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO — Caltrans, California Operation Lifesaver and its partners today announced that hundreds of Caltrans employees have joined together with individuals affected by rail crossing incidents to decorate two locomotives in honor of California’s Rail Safety Month. The graphics-wrapped locomotives highlight the importance of … Continue reading

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Volunteer Appreciation for CAOL

Our volunteer presenters go above and beyond the call of duty every time they pick up the banner of rail safety, and we want to make sure they know they’re appreciated. They do so much—its only right that we give … Continue reading

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CAOL Welcomes Rebecca Michalkiewicz as Southern California’s New Regional Coordinator.

Michalkiewicz (mi-CHA-ka-wits) might be a mouthful, but you can call her Becky, and here at California Operation Lifesaver, we couldn’t be happier to have her on board. If you did a scan for professionals in the public safety field, who … Continue reading

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You’re Invited to Hear Billy Parker at the Gateway Plaza

Metrolink is hosting CAOL volunteers (and anyone who’s interested) to come and see their new administrative headquarters at the Gateway Plaza in Los Angeles. They’ve arranged an excellent speaker in Billy Parker-if you’re in the area, make an effort to come on out! … Continue reading

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CAOL Celebrates National Train Day

May 7 was National Train Day, and California came out in full force. This slideshow has pictures from events held in Fresno, Bakersfield, Sacramento and Martinez, and train enthusiasts of all ages came out to show their dedication. Our CAOL … Continue reading

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David Gunther New Chair of CAOL Board.

California Operation Lifesaver would like to officially welcome David Gunther as it’s brand new chairman. David R. Gunther David was born on 6 November 1938 in Long Beach California. He spent most of his young years in Downey, California and … Continue reading

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