ABOUT READINESS SYSTEMSYour AED Program Expert
Readiness Systems, the most trusted name in AED program compliance, publishes and manages the AED Law Center. We’ll help you be ready, get compliant and reduce risk for your AED program. We’ll design and document your complete AED program and make sure you have policies in place that properly organize your people, systems, equipment and activities. We’ll help you accurately understand the AED program rules (industry standards + AED laws) so you can properly follow the rules.
Richard A. Lazar
Founder and President
Richard A. Lazar is the founder and president of Readiness Systems. Richard has been at the forefront of AED program compliance, operations, risk management, legal and public policy issues for over 20 years. He has authored national AED program industry standards and served as a speaker, AED program compliance and risk management consultant, and expert witness for clients nationwide. Richard’s deep understanding of AED programs has led him to testify before the U.S. Congress in support of the Cardiac Arrest Survival Act, the FDA on AED over-the-counter and reclassification issues and numerous state legislatures on AED public policy issues and immunity laws. Clients benefit from Richard’s unparalleled knowledge, informed guidance and custom-tailored approach.
Earlier in his career, Richard practiced emergency medical services law, designed EMS systems, served as an EMS system administrator and was an emergency medical technician. Richard holds a law degree from Lewis & Clark School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Affairs from the University of Oregon.