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Suzanne Bernier, author of Disaster Heroes and President of SB Crisis Consulting, talks about the importance of 'survivor stories' and storytelling in the field of emergency management. 

'Alert Ready is almost ready' - article in Canadian Security Magazine, June 2018

Preparing for the Unexpected Podcast w/Alex Fullick - Climbing the Continuity Career Ladder

July 12, 2018

No matter the level of experience a Business Continuity Management, Emergency Management or Disaster Recovery professional, there are always activities that we can leverage to increase our exposure and knowledge in the industry.


We speak with renowned author and award-winning consultant Suzanne Bernier, who will provide us many great tips and tools we can leverage to raise our careers both within our organization and on the local, national or international stage. Suzanne will draw from her own successful rise in the Emergency Management field and provide tips and insights on how we can reach the top. It's a very informative and motivating chat.

Recent events like hurricanes, hacking, active shooter and terror incidents, remind us of the need to have solid crisis management and associated crisis communications plans in place in advance of a crisis.

A seasoned crisis communications expert, Suzanne Bernier talks to us about the specific communications challenges during mass attacks. 

Mass Shootings Are Now On The Agenda Of Area Emergency Planning Group

May 06, 2018

In recent mass shootings, it’s common to see a wide variety of groups on site. There may be police investigating crime scenes and apprehending suspects, medical teams treating the wounded, and counselors trying to help survivors deal with the mental health trauma they endured.

When Terror Enters the Workplace - Continuity Magazine, Fall 2017 (co-authored by Dr. Liz Royle and S. Bernier)

October 03, 2017

Crisis Management Specialist Suzanne Bernier from Canada and Dr. Liz Royle, renowned trauma pyschotherapist from the U.K., discuss what happens when deadly attacks enter the workplace, and studies lessons learned from recent case studies in North America and Europe.

Article in the hard copy publication of the BCI's Continuity Magazine, U.K.

Neosho alternative school honors student for showing progress, resiliency

May 03, 2018

Michael Mackey, 17, receives the Disaster Heroes Award on Thursday at the Jefferson Street Campus. The school presents the award each year to a student who has overcome adversity. This year, author Suzanne Bernier, who founded the award three years ago, presented it for the first time. 

The Business Caring Formula Podcast - Episode 1

July 04, 2018

Suzanne was honored to be the first guest on The Business Caring Formula's inaugural podcast!  


The Business Caring Formula is about building a leadership lifestyle. It fosters inclusivity and action-driven leadership while taking others on the journey.


During Emma Arakelyan's podcasts hosted from New York City, NY, she shares with her listeners the stories of inspirational and caring leaders who are catalysts for positive change in the world.

EP 21: Disaster Heroes with Suzanne Bernier

August 17, 2017

This is your host Todd DeVoe and I’m here with Suzanne Bernier. And she is a prolific speaker, and writer on a topic of crisis communication in emergency management, and we’re gonna talk a little bit about her current book that she has out, that I just finished reading most of, and it was really interesting, about the people that she dealt with crisis.

Kindness Ambassadors help to transform tragedy into hope with Great Kindness Challenge

February 17, 2018

The Great Kindness Challenge. What is that, you ask?


It’s about paying it forward, bringing hope and healing to those dealing with a tragedy.

Between Jan. 22 and 26, local students had the opportunity to be Kindness Ambassadors and inspire others with words of encouragement.

The New Era of Crisis Communications - From Traditional to Social Media and Beyond...

In this timely webinar, Suzanne discusses:

• Essential elements of a workplace violence prevention policy
• How to respond to an active shooter in ways that can minimize risks of injury and death
• What your employee training on your workplace violence prevention policy should include
• Lessons learned from the recent shooting events, including case studies and recommendations by recent active shooter survivors from across North America 

Suzanne Bernier keynotes at Alertus' Emergency Preparedness Seminar in Saskatchewan on Planning for an Active Intruder Attack.

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

March 16, 2017

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.

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.

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