The Most Trusted Name in AED Program Compliance


Readiness Systems is the leading provider of AED program expert professional consulting and information services. Organizations from diverse industries nationwide rely on Readiness System to support life-saving efforts, gain complete and accurate knowledge and reduce the risks of non-compliance.

More than 1,000 people experience sudden cardiac arrest outside hospitals each day, with many events occurring in the workplace. Because AEDs are easy-to-use and represent the only definitive treatment for cardiac arrest, a growing number of organizations are adopting AED programs as a standard business practice. Yet, properly complying with extensive standard of care requirements and widely differing AED laws can be extremely complex.

To address these challenges, Readiness Systems helps organizations properly set up and operate AED programs that are compliant and designed to save lives. The firm translates the complexities of AED program operations, standards of care and AED law compliance into understandable and actionable knowledge, tools and policies that support life-saving efforts and reduce the risks of AED ownership. Readiness Systems can strengthen your AED program whether self-managed or co-managed with a third-party services company.

Richard A. Lazar - Readiness Systems

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Email: rlazar@readisys.com
Phone: (503) 702-0635


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 operations, risk management, legal and public policy issues for over 20 years. He has served as a speaker, AED program operations and risk management consultant, and expert witness for a variety of clients nationwide. Richard’s deep understanding of AED program operations and risk management 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 Northwestern School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Affairs from the University of Oregon.

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