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Join Alertus and the University of Saskatchewan for a complimentary seminar on best practices for emergency preparedness on Friday, March 10th, 2017.



about the seminar

This free event will give organizations insight and best practices in preparing for the worst case scenario, from severe weather events to active shooter incidents.


Registration Includes:

  • Complimentary breakfast & lunch
  • Case study of the University of Alberta's Emergency Preparedness Plan
  • Keynote presentation by Suzanne Bernier, author, speaker, and certified crisis consultant
  • Interactive technology presentation with live demonstration by Alertus Technologies
  • Panel Discussion with Emergency Preparedness Experts
  • Happy Hour sponsored by Delco Automation on March 9th at 7pm in the Window Room at the University Club
  • Networking opportunities

Click here to access the final agenda

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. Is 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 seminar. 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

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, defence, 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.

Brian Muchmore

Brian Muchmore, Director of Protective Services, University of Saskatchewan

Brian Muchmore is the Director of Protective Services and Safety Resources at the University of Saskatchewan. Brian is a graduate of Royal Military College (BMASc), Seneca College (Law Enforcement Diploma), and received several certificates in Police Management at Dalhousie University. As a member of the Canadian Forces Military Police (21 years), Brian demonstrated effectiveness under adverse conditions in leading emergency situations, while providing security and emergency management advice to military commanders, diplomatic dignitaries and NonGovernmental Organizations. His international experiences include: critical asset security with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) at Falconera airport (Ancona, Italy), protection of international aid in support of the conflict in Bosnia Herzegovina, and Security Manager at the Canadian Embassy in Mexico.

Zaheed Bardai

Zaheed Bardai, Internal Communications Specialist, University of Saskatchewan

Zaheed Bardai is an internal communication specialist at the University of Saskatchewan. In this role, Zaheed is responsible for crisis and issues communication, social media and corporate communication to an audience of almost 30,000 faculty, staff and students. A member of the university’s Crisis Operations Team, Zaheed is responsible for strategic emergency communication planning, as well as mobilizing communication tactics and people, in the event of a crisis.

Prior to this role, Zaheed has worked in IT, academic communication and event management at universities in Canada and the United States. Passionate about learning and development, Zaheed has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Bishop’s University and Masters’ degrees in Corporate & Public Communication, Business Administration and Public Relations from Monmouth University in New Jersey.

Ray Unrau

Ray Unrau, Director of Emergency Planning, City of Saskatoon

Ray Unrau began working as an EMT for MD Ambulance in 1982, becoming a paramedic in 1987. He moved over to the Saskatoon Fire Department in 1993 as a firefighter but transferred to the department's Training Division in 1999 to instruct the EMS program and eventually the Technical Rescue program. In 2002, Ray became Saskatoon's Emergency Measures Coordinator. Ray has been an EMO ever since and is now the Director of Emergency Planning for the City of Saskatoon.


We negotiated discounted rates at the Park Town Hotel for attendees traveling to the event. These rates will be available until February 15th, 2017. By entering the check-in and check out-dates on your registration form, you will automatically reserve your sleeping room at the Park Hotel for those dates. You will be responsible for all costs associated with the room reservation. If you need to change or cancel your registration, please contact Nicole Sirpilla, Alertus Tradeshow & Event Coordinator, at as soon as possible.

ADDITIONAL resources

For more information, please contact Nicole Sirpilla at or 866.425.3788 x 780