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"Operation Lifesaver is a non-profit, international continuing education program first established in 1972 to end collisions, deaths, and injuries at places where roadways cross train tracks, and on railroad rights-of-way.  Operation Lifesaver programs are sponsored cooperatively by federal, state, and local government agencies; highway safety organizations, and the nation's railroads."


The Napa Valley Railroad and Napa Valley Railroad Police Department actively supports Operation Lifesaver and its vital mission to reduce railroad related accidents. This mission is accomplished through education, engineering, and enforcement. 

Each of our officers is a certified Operation Lifesaver program presenter.  We offer one-hour programs free of charge to schools and community groups anywhere in Napa County.  Programs include:

  • An overview of Operation Lifesaver
  • Statistics of railroad related accidents and collisions
  • Criminal and driving laws related to railroads
  • Pedestrian and driver safety

Our department provides railroad incident first-responder training to every police academy cadet, dispatcher trainee, and community service officer trainee at the Napa Valley Criminal Justice Training Center.  This program is unique in the State of California.  Every student attending this program gets a hands-on experience with a locomotive.  Students learn what to do when responding to a railroad related emergency.

To schedule a presentation for your class or community group, please call 707-251-5218.  For more information about Operation Lifesaver, please visit these two websites.

Operation Lifesaver - National Organization
Operation Lifesaver - California





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