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About Idaho Operation Lifesaver?

"Operation Lifesaver" is a nationwide, non-profit public safety education and outreach program designed to eliminate collisions, deaths and injuries at rail crossings and rights-of-way.  Idaho started Operation Lifesaver in 1972. Operation Lifesaver is now an international program and is supported by national and state organizations, as well as the railroads.

 Idaho Operation Lifesaver wants you and your family to be safe around highway-rail grade crossings and trains! Our volunteer speakers, called Presenters, are available, free of charge, to provide important safety information to professional truck and bus drivers, school bus drivers, drivers education classes, elementary school students, law enforcement and emergency responders, and other civic organizations.

Idaho Operation Lifesaver is a statewide, non-profit public awareness and education program dedicated to ending tragic collisions, fatalities, and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings and on railroad property. 

To accomplish its mission, Idaho Operation Lifesaver promotes the three Es:

Education: Operation Lifesaver strives to increase public awareness about the dangers around the rails. The program seeks to educate both drivers and pedestrians to make safe decisions at crossings and around railroad tracks. 

Engineering: Operation Lifesaver encourages continued engineering research and innovation to improve the safety of railroad crossings.

Enforcement: Operation Lifesaver promotes active enforcement of traffic laws relating to crossing signs and signals and private property laws related to trespassing. 


Board of Directors 


Brent Jennings / Chairman
Jennings Consulting LLC./OHS retired
 (208) 859-5459


Audra Urie/ Vice Chairman
Dept of Education/Drivers Education
 650 W. Washington St.
 Boise, ID 83720
(208) 332-6984

  Sheriff David Sanders
Idaho Sheriff Association
Camas County Sheriff
P.O. Box 220
Fairfield, ID  83327
(208) 764-2261

  James Lance/Union Pacidic Railroad
Manager of Personnel/Public Safety

1313 1st street
Nampa, ID  83687
(208) 465-8327


Lt. Chris Weadick
Idaho State Police 
 1540 Foote Dr
 Idaho Falls, ID  83402
(208) 525-7377


Ron Law/PUC retired
Member at Large
(208) 392-3021


  Alan Humphries/Rail Labor Rep.
Idaho legislative Rep./ UPRR Engineer
 (208) 241-1125

  Gary Wagenseller / Shortline Rep.
Watco Rail Companies/GM BVRR

100 PFE Drive
Nampa, ID 83651
(208) 442-0482


Chief James Wardle
Idaho Chiefs Association
 620 Fremont St.
 Rupert, ID  83350
(208) 434-2330


Monica Crider, PE/ ITD
Contracting Services Engineer
3311 W. State St.
Boise, ID 83707
(208) 334-8502


 Denise M. Gauthier/BNSF Railway
 Manager Field Safety Support

 241626 N. Lexington Ave
 Springfield, MO 65802
(417) 829-3982


Joe Leckie/Executive Aministrator
Idaho Public Utilities Commission
472 W. Washington St.
Boise, ID 83720
(208) 334-0330


Idaho Operation Lifesaver, Inc.
300 S Harrison Ave, Pocatello
(208) 236-5626

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Page last updated: December 19, 2017