On April 23rd, the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Safety and Emergency Preparedness Committee in partnership with the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce hosted an Operation Lifesaver Railroad Safety presentation facilitated by Kansas City Southern Railroad trainers, Shane Medlin, James Oliver, and Bryan Ollie.
The presenters provided information on how to prevent an incident at a railroad crossing and on railroad tracks by stopping, looking, and listening for oncoming train(s). The presentation also included a promotional video about railroad safety and question and answer session at the end. Jeanette Berry, Co-Chair of the UA Rich Mountain Safety and Emergency Preparedness Committee stated, “The KCS staff presented an outstanding program on Operation Lifesaver Railroad Safety that was very informative, engaging, and enlightening. The topics presented included: railroad crossing warning signs and signals, tips for safety around tracks and trains, and reporting and responding to an emergency on railroad tracks and crossings. I would highly recommend this program to groups of any age. It could save lives.”
UA Rich Mountain would like to extend their sincere gratitude and appreciation to Kansas City Southern Railroad staff for providing an insightful and informative program.
For more information about the presentation, contact Shane Medlin, Operation Lifesaver Trainer at SMedlin@KCSouthern.com
Pictured l to r, Bryan Ollie, James Oliver, Shane Medlin, Jeanette Berry.