It’s Emergency Preparedness Week across Canada and you may have noticed we’ve been having a little fun in social media with a promotion on first-aid fanny packs, encouraging Canadians to ‘Save Your Fanny’.

The fanny packs (regular $13.95), as well as other disaster preparedness kits are on sale with a 15% discount this week as part of Red Cross efforts to remind Canadians to plan for emergencies.

It’s true that disasters can strike anywhere at any time, and Canadians are not immune to natural disasters. When we talk about disasters, we don’t just mean hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires, but also personal disasters, such as house fires or floods. And would your family be able to sustain itself for 72 hours in case the power went out in your home?

Emergencies happen when we least expect them, and having an emergency plan can save precious time, ensure your family’s safety, and allow emergency responders to focus on those in urgent need.

There are three easy ways you and your family can prepare for the unexpected: 1) Know the risks in your area, 2) Make a plan, 3) Prepare a kit.

To help get you started, our friend and rock star, Bif Naked, is reminding you to be prepared and save your fanny! Bif has autographed a fanny pack (she signed ‘Save your  Fanny – Bif Naked xo’) that we are giving away. There are three ways you can win this uber special fanny pack:

Tweet this: @redcrosscanada and @bifnaked want you to #beready. Know the risks, plan and prepare a kit #saveyourfanny

 Leave a comment on this blog and tell us what you should have in your disaster kit. Need a hint? Check here.

 Leave a comment on our Bif Naked/Red Cross facebook post and tell us one thing you should have in your disaster kit.

We’ll compile names of entrants and draw a winner Monday, May 14 at 9 am EST. You must live in Canada to win.