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What is Minnesota Operation Lifesaver?

We are a part of the national organization Operation Lifesaver, Inc., a private, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to ending collisions, deaths and injuries at highway-rail crossings and on railroad property. We are an independant 501c3 educational Minnesota-based nonprofit offering free safety presentations and events by authorized volunteers for:

  • School groups
  • Driver education classes
  • Community audiences
  • Professional drivers
  • Law enforcement officers
  • Emergency responders
  • And More.

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Why is Operation Lifesaver Needed?

Become an Operation Lifesaver Authorized Volunteer

We are always looking for high-energy volunteers to help us spread our important message. Our volunteers are everywhere—schools, training programs, law enforcement events and safety fairs—with the common purpose of keeping our citizens safe. You can begin the process today by clicking here.

MN OL Events

MN OL Safety Partners

Minnesota Operation Lifesaver, Inc., (MNOL, Inc.) is supported by numerous partners who contribute both financially and through in-kind donations of time and talents. For more information about becoming an MNOL, Inc. partner, please contact Minnesota Operation Lifesaver, Inc., at P.O. Box 22254, Minneapolis, MN 55422; or call 651-328-3259.

Find out how you can help and more at: GiveMN_MNOL

Rail Safety Circle

BNSF Railway
Canadian Pacific Railway
Federal Railroad Administration
Federal Highway Administration

Rail Safety Champions

Union Pacific Railroad
Twin Cities and Western Railroad

Rail Safety Supporters

Progressive Rail
Miller Ingenuity
Minnesota Regional Railroads Association
Otter Tail Valley Railroad
Minnesota Northern Railroad
Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad

Rail Safety Allies & Individual Donors

Minnesota Commercial Railway
Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad, Inc.
Northern Plains Railroad
North Shore Scenic Railroad
Minnesota Dakota & Western Railway
Northern Lines Railroad

Rail Safety Partners & In-Kind Support

Minnesota Safety Council
Metro Transit
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Minnesota Transportation Museum
Twin Cities Model Railroad Museum
Twin Cities Road Crew
Operation Lifesaver, Inc

MN OL Statistics

While collisions between vehicles and trains in Minnesota have been near record lows for the past several years, a person is still over
20 times more likely
to be killed or seriously injured versus a collision involving any other vehicle type.

We need YOUR help to bring the number of preventable tragedies closer to zero - contact us today!

Projects, Grants & News

2023 Strategic Goals and Action Plan

Find out more here about our goals for raising awareness and reducing preventable tragedies around tracks and trains in Minnesota and beyond in 2023

2022 Measurable Results

Click here to read our detailed report on the success and activities we executed in 2018 towards fulfilling our mission

Read about all of our past activities and more at: MNOL What's New

Somali, Vietnamese & Hmong language safety resources

Links below will help you learn how to keep safe in a vehicle or on foot—and test your knowledge with safety quizzes and games.
(Note that these links will take you away from this site, use your brower's back button to return when you are done)

Rail Safety in Hmong
Rail Safety in Vietnamese
Rail Safety in Somali

Professional Drivers


View in: Español or Soomaali

10 Tips for General Safety

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Sign Recognition

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Trucks and Trailers

View in: Español or Soomaali

Delivery Drivers


Emergency Notification Systems

Quick Tips

Teachers and Students

Welcome to the
“Rail Safety in the Classroom” Learning Center

Contact Us

Sheryl Cummings State Coordinator and Executive Director

651-328-3259 (mobile)

P.O. BOX 22254
Minneapolis , MN    55422

To view Minnesota specific laws visit the FRA's Searchable State Laws Website