Emergency Preparedness Seminar: Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

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1301 16 Avenue Northwest

Calgary, AB T2M 0L4


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Please join Alertus Technologies and Southern Alberta Institute of Technology for a complimentary seminar on best practices for emergency preparedness.

Free Registration includes:

  • Continental Breakfast & Lunch
  • Keynote Presentation by Suzanne Bernier
  • Case Study of University of Alberta's Emergency Preparedness Plan
  • Interactive Technology Presentation/Live Demonstration of Alertus System
  • Panel Discussion with Emergency Preparedness Experts
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Happy Hour sponsored by Delco Automation


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9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Arrival & Refreshments

9:30 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. Introductory Remarks

9:40 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Keynote Speaker Introduction
Alertus Technologies

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. "It CAN Happen Here - Preparing for an Active Intruder Attack"
Suzanne Bernier, President, SB Crisis Consulting & Author of Disaster Heroes

10:45 a.m.- 11:45 a.m. Interactive Technology Presentation & Demonstration
Erik Eckstrand, Director of Higher Education Sales, Alertus Technologies

11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Break

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. "University of Alberta's Notification Plan, System, Methods and Lessons Learned"
Adam Conway, Manager, Office of Emergency Management, University of Alberta

12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch

1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Panel Discussion with Emergency Preparedness Experts
Moderated by Dan Blideau, National Critical Solutions Manager, Delco Automation

2:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

Keynote Presentation:

It CAN Happen Here - Preparing for an Active Intruder Attack

Suzanne Bernier, CEM, CBCP, MBCI, Author of Disaster Heroes, President of SB Crisis Consulting

On December 2, 2015, one of the largest terror attacks on US soil occurred, killing 14 people and injuring dozens of others attending a staff holiday party in San Bernardino, California. Less than two months later, one of the largest 'active shooter' attacks in Canada happened in La Loche, Saskatchewan. These and other recent events remind us that these incidents CAN and DO happen anywhere. Are your company and community prepared?

As a result of her direct work with the San Bernardino survivors and victims' family members, Suzanne will share her findings, lessons learned, and recommendations on how companies and communities can better prepare for and manage active shooter incidents in the future.

Suzanne's book, Disaster Heroes-Invisible Champions of Help, Hope, and Healing is currently available on her website: and on

Disaster Heroes recounts the stories of ordinary men, women, and children who have done extraordinary things to help respond, rebuild, and recover communities around the world.

Suzanne will be signing copies of her book at the Conference. She will have copies with her for sale, or you can order your copy today—just be sure to remember to bring it along!


Dan Bilodeau, National Critical Solutions Manager, Delco Automation (Moderator)

Dan Bilodeau has more than 19 years’ experience in Fire, Security, and Emergency Communication systems. As a National Manager for Delco Automation, Mr. Bilodeau is involved in the development and deployment of some of the largest Emergency & Mass notification systems in Canada.

As a subject matter expert in the automation of lockdown systems, Mr. Bilodeau has performed multiple, advanced hostile risk assessments for commercial, defense, higher education and K-12 applications. Most recently he has done work for the department of National Defence in Alberta for Interior Lockdowns and Vancouver Island for wide areas on base.

Dan has certifications in Fire Alarm Notification Systems, Security Systems, Network Systems as well as the Emergency Management Certification from the Justice Institute of BC. He is an active member of the Alberta Fire Association and the American Society for Industrial Security.

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