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Alertus Emergency Preparedness Seminar Series Kicks Off at the University of Saskatchewan

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.”

I really appreciated the time when the speakers and the audience talked about the lessons learned from the training aspect and the real time situations.
— Attendee
Gerald Roy and Suzanne Bernier

Gerald Roy and Suzanne Bernier

Adam Conway

Adam Conway

 

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.

I liked being able to share and learn from other institutions to find out new ideas and best practices - University of Alberta’s presentation blew me away.
— Attendee
 

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.

It helped me to become aware of the possible challenges with the situations and the technologies.
— Attendee
Erik Eckstrand

Erik Eckstrand

Panel Discussion with Delco Automation and panelists from the University of Saskatchewan

Panel Discussion with Delco Automation and panelists from the University of Saskatchewan

 

The afternoon featured a panel discussion with the University of Saskatchewan’s emergency preparedness team and was moderated by Delco Automation.

The sharing of ideas and thoughts as they pertain to communication during emergency and which institutions are using which methods. This was very helpful for a smaller campus like ours. It gives me the ammunition I need to encourage new initiatives within our College.
— Attendee
 

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.  

Additionally, if you’re an Alertus customer and interested in hosting an event, please contact Nicole Sirpilla, Trade Show & Event Coordinator at nsirpilla@alertus.com.