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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 


Ron Law / Chairman
Executive Admin. PUC (retired)
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID  83720-0074
(208) 334-0330


Brent Jennings / ViceChairman
 ITD Office of highway safety (retired)
 3311 W. State St.
 Boise, ID  83707
(208) 764-2261

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

  Tyler Ramos/Union Pacidic Railroad
Manager Terminal Operations

1313 1st street
Nampa, ID  83687
(208) 465-8297


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

  Audra Urie/Idaho Dept. of Education
Driver Education Coordinator
 650 W State St
Boise, ID  83720
(208) 332-6984

  Robert Rash/Labor Rep.
BLET local President / UPRR Engineer
12070 west Edna Street
Boise, ID  83713

  Dave Ruggles / Shortline Rep.
Watco Rail Companies

420 Hansen St. South
Twin Falls, ID  83301
(208) 732-5429


Michael Hutter
Idaho Chiefs Association
 P.O. Box 500
 Ponderay, ID  83852
(208) 265-4251


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


 Matthew Mitchell
 Manager Field Safety Support

 2454 Occidental Ave S
 Seattle, WA  98134
(206) 625-6043


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: January 30, 2016