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Richard Russell Strickland, 72, of St. James, North Carolina, passed away on September 23, 2018.

A son of the late Russell and Gertrude Guerette Strickland, Richard was born on April 25, 1946, in Fall River, MA. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and served in the Pacific during the Vietnam War. While a young married working parent, he went to school at night, earning his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics from the University of Massachusetts–Bridgewater. He also went on to earn his M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth. After years of working for several companies, he rose to international director of marketing, which fit with his love of travel and keen mind. In 2003, he founded his own business, RF Safety Solutions, which provided consultation and training in radio frequency safety. According to colleagues, Richard was recognized as a person of technical stature in the RF hazards community.

He and his wife were avid cruisers of Europe, Alaska, the Caribbean, and even Tahiti to South America, and he looked forward to adding countries to the more than 70 he had already visited. Richard was also a master craftsman and woodworker, building beautiful cabinetry and furniture of his own designs. In later years, he was an amateur photographer who took beautiful landscape and wildlife photos.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 51 years, Claudia; daughters, Tara Strickland of Plainsboro, NJ, Kristen Gilbert of Ft. Worth, TX; a sister, Carolyn Duprey and husband James of West Warwick, RI; and his beloved dogs, Jake and Brandi.

No local services are planned at this time. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be sent to Adopt an ANGEL in Wilmington or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Worried about antennas on your building’s roof? Concerned about the effects of a nearby AM radio station? Need to ensure the safety of employees and contractors working on your own site? RF Safety Solutions is your solution for each of these problems and more.

RF Safety Solutions is a safety management and scientific consulting firm focused on radio frequency (RF) safety. Whether your main concern is personnel safety, regulatory compliance, or reduction of liability and risk, RF Safety Solutions can help you. RF Safety Solutions has experience and knowledge that goes far beyond the wireless industry. The standards and regulations can be confusing—we can help you make sense of them and make sure you’re safe and compliant.

How Do We Assess Your Site?
RF environments may sometimes be assessed simply through a review of site photographs and a modest amount of information about the antennas on site. In those cases, as little as 3 to 6 hours work will give you all the answers you need.

A simple letter report featuring computer modeling, which provides colored diagrams showing field strengths, is the next step up. This is often more than adequate for many sites.

When required, onsite measurements are used to generate a comprehensive, yet easily-understood, report featuring an executive summary and the site-specific details of the personnel safety and regulatory issues involved.

How Do We Keep Your Employees Safe?
Once the environment has been assessed, it is important to consider your employees and their work environment. RF Safety Solutions can train your personnel, either on site or live via the Internet using the technique pioneered for the industry in 2004—RF Safety LiveCast™. This approach is extremely cost-effective. Customers can be located anywhere in the world or even at multiple locations and trained simultaneously. Training is designed to fit the customer and the work environment.

RF Safety Solutions can also help you set up an appropriate RF safety program. This can range from a very simple, short document to a corporate-wide safety program like those we have developed for Fortune 500 companies.

Visit our RF Safety Training web site.