R. L. Nichols & Associates, LLC specializes in the protection of children within schools and other youth-serving organizations. We develop practical, sustainable strategies for organizations to improve their safety, security and emergency preparedness by identifying the organization's vulnerabilities to a wide range of risks that are specific to youth-serving organizations, such as:
active shooters and weapons violence
acts of terrorism
sexual abuse, bullying and harassment
workplace violence and street crimes
fatalities and severe injuries from common hazards and conditions
We consult with organizations in three ways:
1. Telephone and video consultations. We offer any school or youth-serving organization a free, no-obligation, consultation to discuss your needs.
2. Safety Master Plans. Working with your organization, we develop a true roadmap for continued child and staff safety improvements over multiple years. Our comprehensive Safety Master Plan typically includes:
An audit of your existing safety-related policies, procedures and other documentation
Interviews with key staff who are responsible for various aspects of safety
On-site assessments of your buildings and grounds
Photographic and written documentation of your organization’s safety efforts that should remain
Photographic and written recommendations for improvement
Timeline for executing proposed changes
Cost projections for physical safety and security improvements
3. Procurement Strategies. We can facilitate the competitive procurement of security technology, software systems through security-related vendors and we can consult with your architects and engineers on the security aspects of new construction and renovations.
Readiness Systems is the nation’s leading Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program Compliance consulting practice providing automated external defibrillator (AED) program design, risk management, public policy and advisory services. Readiness Systems serves a variety of public and private clients nationwide, including Microsoft, the Federal Aviation Administration, 24 Hour Fitness, industry partners, and lawyers.
Organizations with automated external defibrillators (AEDs) must follow industry standards and AED laws. Those that do will be reasonably prepared for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) emergencies (preparation) and perform responsibly when SCA occurs (performance). Organizations with a complete AED program design and supporting written policies will be best protected from liability risks (protection).
Readiness Systems offers a suite of AED program compliance services, tools, and resources to help your organization meet these requirements:
AED Sentinel Remote Monitoring: The first remote AED monitoring system built for every AED program. AED Sentinel uses technology to automatically inspect AEDs so humans don’t have to.
AED Law Center: The AED Law Center™ is a comprehensive online information resource that helps you learn the AED laws for any state, understand the AED laws in plain English and stay informed about pending AED legislation nationwide.
AED Compliance Resources: Compliance resources support AED program preparation, performance and protection. Publications include national AED Program Design Guidelines, a special report explaining industry standards, and AED laws.
Richard A. Lazar, President of Readiness Systems, is the nation’s leading Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program Compliance Expert. For over 25 years, Mr. Lazar has designed and documented AED programs for AED programs nationwide. Earlier in his career, he practiced emergency medical services law, designed emergency medical services (EMS) systems, served as an EMS system administrator, and was an emergency medical technician. He also holds a law degree from Lewis & Clark School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Affairs from the University of Oregon.
Mr. Lazar develops and publishes national AED Program Design Guidelines that describe industry standards for AED programs and the AED Law Center, the only comprehensive online information resource that helps AED owners learn about the AED laws for every state, understand the AED laws in plain English, and stay informed about pending AED legislation nationwide.
SPORTFIT LAB is the premier Triathlon shop and performance center in Northern Virginia, providing a full range of training services and products to suit any athlete, whether you are a triathlete, runner, bicyclist, or swimmer. With more than 40 years of experience, they offer a level of personal attention and expertise unmatched in the region.
SPORTFIT LAB uses scientific fitness assessments to develop personalized training programs that meet individual needs. They teach techniques for training and racing, and monitor progress whether training for a first race, or a 10th Ironman event. They understand busy lifestyles, and tailor each program to fit around preferred training schedules, work schedules, and family schedules.
Testing and Coaching Services:
Triathlon Training Programs
V02 Lactate Body Comp Testing
Beginner Triathlete Training
Triathlete Science and Tips
Clinics and Seminars
Swim Analysis and Lessons
Running and Gait Analysis
Douglas Baumgarten, M.S., Principal at SPORTFIT LAB offers consulting services related to Fitness, Health Clubs, Exercise Equipment, Personal Training and Sports. Mr. Baumgarten is a graduate of Harvard University and California University of Penna. (M.S. Exercise Science). He is a certified Health / Fitness Director (Amer. Coll. of Sports Medicine), Performance Enhancement Specialist, Medical Exercise Specialist, Bike Fitter, cycling coach, and baseball/softball official.
Mr. Baumgarten has over 40 years in the fitness industry, as personal trainer, manager, consultant, equipment dealer, President of a large fitness company, and owner of SportFit Consulting. He has contributed to Fitness Management magazine, Boardroom magazine, Club Management magazine, and other publications.
Every club struggles with safety and liability issues. In addition to OSHA, state, and local regulations governing employee safety, clubs must take every reasonable precaution to protect their members from harm – while still offering a satisfying service experience
The Rehberg Konin Group provides scientific investigation, research and analysis, expert testimony, and litigation support services for incidents involving Sports and Physical Activity. Their services are available nationwide. The Rehberg Konin Group's world-class experts have distinguished backgrounds in the areas of sports Risk Management and Injury Prevention. Their associates have extensive experience in specific disciplines such as sports medicine, athletic training, physical therapy, medicine, exercise science and emergency care. Selected Services Include:
Sports Risk Management
Development of Policy and Procedure Manuals
Development of Injury Prevention Programs (including concussion, heat illness, and sudden cardiac death)
Review of League, Institutional, and/or Departmental Policies and Procedures
Independent Safety and Risk Management Audits
Risk and Hazard Analysis of Sports Facilities
Professional Development Standards
Customized Continuing Education Course Offerings
Online Continuing Education for Health Care Providers, Physicians, Coaches, Administrators, Athletes and Parents
Dr. Robb S. Rehberg, PhD, ATC, CSCS, NREMT has extensive experience as an educator and clinician. He has spent over 20 years working with athletes of all levels, from high school to Olympic competitors. His teaching experience is just as comprehensive with 18 years as an instructor in a variety of courses. Prior to his current role as Associate Professor and Coordinator of Athletic Training Clinical Education, he was the Chief Athletic Trainer for the prestigious Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. In addition, he spent 13 years overseeing the sports medicine needs of 39 interscholastic athletic teams.
Dr. Jeff G. Konin, PhD, ATC, PT, FACSM, FNATA is currently the Director of Athletics at Eastern Connecticut State University, in Willimantic, Connecticut. Prior to this role, he was an Associate Professor and the Vice Chair of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine at the University of South Florida, in Tampa, FL, where he also served as the Executive Director of the Sports Medicine and Athletic Related Trauma (SMART) Institute and the Director of the Graduate Athletic Training Program. Dr. Konin has an extensive background as a clinician, educator, administrator, author, and public speaker.