Virginia Operation Lifesaver Inc. is a non-profit organization established in 1979 to address the need in Virginia to eliminate death and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings and on railroad rights of way and properties.
In June 2000, we were incorporated by the Virginia Corporation Commission. We have filed with the Virginia Better Business Bureau and with the Virginia Department of Consumer Affairs as a non-profit in order to request and receive monetary contributions.
Virginia Operation Lifesaver is made up of volunteer Presenters that give free presentations regarding highway-rail grade crossing safety and trespass prevention on railroad rights of way and properties to; schools, drivers training classes, professional drivers, school bus drivers, public safety personnel, civic groups, and anyone that will listen.
Our Presenters come from a variety of backgrounds. They are not just railroad employees, although many are, and continue after they retire. They are; school teachers, driver training instructors, firefighters, police officers, safety instructors, ministers, railroad club members, to name a few. We have over 83 Presenters throughout the State.
The Presenters are divided into four Districts with a Captain that coordinates activities in their area. They are Northern Virginia, Tidewater, Central, and Western.
To become a Presenter, you need to attend an 8 hour training session and successfully complete written test and be evaluated in a Presentation. Training classes are set up as and where needed throughout the State. Contact the Virginia State Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, and a brief message explaining why you would like to become a Presenter.
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