The health unit is preaching preparedness through a contest.

Staff with the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is offering people the chance to win some things as part of its Emergency Preparedness Week contest.

According to the health unit, the contest is called #BeReady #HaveAPlan and through the awareness week, which starts on Monday, each day they will ask a question to do with emergency mitigation and the first person to answer correctly will win a water bottle.

Emergency Preparedness Week started in 1996 and is recognized across the country. According to Canada’s Department of Public Safety, the week is an awareness initiative. EPW is a collaborative effort between provincial and territorial emergency management organizations supporting events at the local level, like HKPR’s contest.

Public Safety suggests that there are several ways to get involved in the week. People looking to get involved can set up a display at local community centres, combine activities with local events, test emergency plans, inform your colleagues about EPW, organize recognition events, and build an emergency kit and family emergency plan.

More information about Emergency Preparedness Week can be found by clicking here.