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Join Alertus and Southern Alberta Institute of Technology for a complimentary seminar on best practices for emergency preparedness on Friday, October 13th, 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.


SAIT Campus, MacDonald Hall (building A)
1301 16 Ave. NW, Calgary, Alberta T2M OL4

MacDonald Hall is located at the center of the campus called Heritage Hall (building A), which is to the north of the soccer field. MacDonald Hall is on the main floor, at the center of the hallway.

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
  • Networking opportunities
  • Happy Hour sponsored by Delco Automation

Agenda to follow - Register today to receive latest updates!

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.

Additional Presenters

  • Adam Conway Manager, Office of Emergency Management | University of Alberta
  • Miles Harriger Director of Higher Education Sales | Alertus Technologies

ADDITIONAL resources

For more information, please contact Caroline Kilday at or 202-253-7887 x 781.