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29 CENTER STREET, NORTHAMPTON, MA 01060-3090 (413) 587-1100 FAX (413) 587-1137
Contact: Sergeant Patrick D. Moody FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Telephone: 413-587-1122 Email:

Railroad Crossing Safety and Awareness Northampton Police & Fire Rescue Educating the Public

NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts (October 23rd, 2015)-The Northampton Police Department and Northampton Fire Rescue have organized a Railroad Crossing Safety Awarness for October 27th 2015 at 3:00 PM at the Damon Road railroad crossing. The mission of this operation is to provide safety awareness, tips and education to the members of our community so that everyone can safely travel through Northampton and its railroad crossings.

Northampton Police Officers, Northampton Firefighters, Northampton Public Safety Dispatchers, and the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Railroad Administration, will be providing informational packets to motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists passing through the Damon Road crossing to raise safety awarness at railroad crossings and tracks. The packets contain informational pamphlets, pens, pencils and key chains. The materials have been provided and made available to the public by Operation Lifesaver. More safety information can be found at Operation Lifesaver on the internet at

The Operation will last approximatley 1 hour and will consist of public safety personnel and vehicles from Northampton Police and Fire Rescue.


NPD: Located at 29 Center Street, Northampton MA 01060 | Emergencies: 911 | Business Line: 413-587-1100 | Fax: 413-587-1137