The 2017 Alertus Emergency Preparedness Seminar Series is underway as more than 40 protective service professionals gathered at the University of Saskatchewan for a day of learning and sharing best practices for preparing for and managing emergency situations.
Engagement was high all day as presentations and a panel discussion sparked continual dialogue between attendees.
The first part of the day included a keynote presentation from crisis management expert, Suzanne Bernier who shared her findings, lessons learned, and recommendations from her work with the 2015 San Bernadino shooting survivors and victims' family members.
Additionally, Suzanne presented Gerald Roy of La Loche, Saskatchewan – sight of a mass shooting in January 2016 - with a Star of Hope from a young New Yorker with a message that reads ”This star of hope was made to let you know us New Yorkers are thinking of you. Stay strong and know you are not alone.”
Later, Adam Conway, Manager of the Office of Emergency Management at the University of Alberta provided valuable insight on emergency planning when he presented the university’s extensive emergency plan.
As technology plays a huge role in emergency preparedness, Erik Eckstrand, National Sales Director for Alertus Technologies, showcased the Alertus System during an interactive display.
The afternoon featured a panel discussion with the University of Saskatchewan’s emergency preparedness team and was moderated by Delco Automation.
Alertus would like to thank the University of Saskatchewan and all of the attendees for making the year’s first seminar a huge success.
Up next is the Emergency Communications Seminar by hosted by Carolina Health Systems in Charlotte, NC on Friday, March 31. The seminar will include presentations and dialogue with security leaders from Carolinas HealthCare Systems and the North Carolina District of the US Department of Homeland Security. Click here to learn more and to register.
To view the 2017 Seminar Series schedule of events visit www.alertus.com/events.
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