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BLET sponsors 2014 Operation Lifesaver national conference

CLEVELAND, March 10 — The BLET National Division is a national sponsor of Operation Lifesaver’s 2014 National Leadership Conference, which will be held May 14-15 in Albuquerque, N.M.

The educational conference provides Operation Lifesaver state program leaders, authorized volunteers, coaches, trainers, presenters and other partners with the latest information and tools for reducing vehicle-train collisions and pedestrian rail trespass incidents. The theme of the event is “See Tracks? Think Train!”

“Locomotive engineers and trainmen are all too familiar with the results of highway-rail grade crossing collisions," BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce said. "Many of our Brothers and Sisters are Operation Lifesaver volunteers and the BLET National Division is proud to support their ongoing railroad safety efforts.”

A daylong session for Operation Lifesaver state coordinators will be held on May 13; OL coaches and trainers will have a special training session on the morning of May 14. The Leadership Workshop starts at 1 p.m. on May 14 and concludes with a dinner on the evening of May 15.

Operation Lifesaver’s mission is to end collisions, deaths and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings and on rail property through a nationwide network of volunteers who work to educate people about rail safety.

More information about the conference is available here.

Monday, March 10, 2014

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