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About OH OL

Operation Lifesaver Ohio is a free Rail Safety Education program helping prevent & reduce fatalities and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings & along railroad rights-of-way.

Ohio Operation Lifesaver provides free public education regarding safety on and around railroad property. Please contact us to have one of our volunteers speak to your class, group or organization. We speak to groups from pre-school to adult. We can also provide specialized training for Law Enforcement, First Responders, new drivers, School Bus and Commercial Drivers.

Nonprofit Organization

OH OL Events

2024 Events.
Ohio OL always available for free presentations for your group,business, church or club. (contact to schedule)
Ohio State Fair from July 24 thru August 4
See Tracks - Think Train week (formerly Rail Safety week) September 16 - 22
Community Health & Safety events, Train Shows or Conferences throughout the state ( contact for more information)

OH OL Safety Partners

Ohio Operation Lifesaver is grateful to its safety partners, who help raise public awareness of the need for caution around railroad tracks and crossings.

Thank you all the people and organizations who continue to support our rail safety education mission.
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (National Office)Norfolk Southern Corporation, CSX Transportation, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad, Ohio Rail Development Commission, Ohio School Boards Association, Ohio Dept. of Transportation, Ohio Central Railroad, Ohio Dept. of Education, RJ Corman, Ohio OL Board of Directors and our phenomenal volunteers.

If you would like to become a safety partner, donate to our mission or become a volunteer, please contact Ohio Operation Lifesaver State Coordinator Alan Stouder at or call 419-551-6398

OH OL Statistics

Ohio has around 5,100 miles of railroad tracks and over 5,600 public highway-rail crossings at grade. 70% of these crossings are active (lights or lights & gates) 30% are passive (Crossbuck & regulatory sign) Since 2020, 77% of all vehicle-train collisions in Ohio have occured at ACTIVE crossings.

Vehicle-Train Collisions
Since 2020, Ohio has recorded 273 collisions resulting in 63 injuries & 21 fatalities.
In 2023 (as of Oct.31) Ohio has 65 collisions (7th in Nation) with 17 injuries & 5 fatalities.
Top counties:
Lucas - (10) Cuyahoga - (7) Butler - (5)

Pedestrian/Trespasser Incidents
Since 2020, Ohio has recorded 101 incidents .
In 2023 (as of Oct.31) Ohio has 17 incidents (18th in Nation) with 9 injuries & 8 fatalities
Top counties:
Cuyahoga - (3) Summit - (3) Ashtabula - (2)

Contact Us

Alan Stouder State Coordinator

419-551-6398 (mobile)

PO Box 506
Pioneer , OH    43554