We have what it takes to maximize safety at large outdoor events.
Our story starts with Bryant Krizik, a fire chief and emergency planner who also happens to be a competitive athlete. After decades of competing in foot races, Bryant combined his professional talents with his running experience to help the Chicago Marathon and Chicago Triathlon develop their first holistic contingency plans. In 2012, Krizik Consulting Strategies was born.
KCS has worked with small local 5Ks and global competitions on a world stage. We are experienced in managing multiple incidents with favorable outcomes. From cardiac arrest to severe weather, KCS has the experience to provide public safety for all. Our contingency protocols are setting a new national standard for planning outdoor mass participation events, including the ones shown here.
Bryant is a firefighter and paramedic with more than three decades of experience in management and response. As a fire chief and emergency planner, Bryant has developed numerous contingency plans and served as the Incident Commander for major incidents. He currently collaborates with Lifetime Fitness’s Chicago Triathlon and The Bank of America Chicago Marathon in developing ways to avoid disasters before they occur and executing their event day contingency plans. Bryant has a master’s degree in Public Administration and has also scrambled through numerous triathlons, Sprint to Ironman distances.
Electrical Engineer – Motorola Inc.: Mark’s work in design and development of two-way communication systems has gained him national recognition. He has designed and integrated communication systems for Hong Kong Police and Fire, Los Angles Fire Department and sits on NFPA 1674 committee for technology. Mark is the EMS Coordinator for Posen Fire Department and is a licensed paramedic. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois. And he competed in the Ironman 70.3 Racine, 70.3 Steelhead, Chicago Marathon and Boston Marathon.
Nurse Practitioner – Robert Wood Hospital: Natalie brings a wealth of experience to the team as a practitioner in medical related injuries at endurance sports events. Natalie has consulted on medical response plans for the Chicago Triathlon and numerous running events. She earned her Master’s Degree as a Nurse Practitioner from Rutgers University and is a finisher of the Long Beach, NJ and New York City 1/2 marathons.
Andrew Krizik is a fifth generation firefighter and EMT. He has aided all levels of the Incident Command system for numerous events, including the Chicago Triathlon and the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics held in Chicago. In addition, Andrew has a Bachelor’s degree from Robert Morris University in Graphic Design.
Owner, Figel Public Relations: Bill Figel is a former Chicago Sun-Times sportswriter and reporter with experience in print and electronic media, and a PR specialists since 1988. He has worked in high profile sensitive crisis situations, providing clients with media coaching and direction to minimize the potential of negative press coverage.
Owner FF106, LLC: Steve Rivero is a firefighter/paramedic and GIS technician. He has developed GIS applications for emergency response and analysis that are used throughout Illinois. A triathlete and mountain bike racer, Steve has adapted his technology for race directors to use in tracking EMS units, key personnel, and participant loads on race day. His dynamic maps deliver real time information to race administrators. Steve has raced in triathlons, marathons, and single track mountain bike races.
Terri brings three decades of fire service experience to KCS, having served as a career fire officer and paramedic. Terri is also a registered nurse and has worked as a medical logistics officer for numerous special events throughout the country.