Richard Lazar

Founder and President, Readiness Systems


Portland, Oregon

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, and 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.

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