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Emergency Management Simcoe County recognizes student winner


Midhurst/ January 24, 2017 – On January 27, Emergency Management Simcoe County (EMSC) staff will present an emergency preparedness kit to Mihail Mavrakakis, a grade 5 student at Sir William Osler Public School in Bradford, Ontario. Mihail entered a draw to win the kit after his class participated in the County of Simcoe's Student Emergency Preparedness (STEP) program.

Emergency Management Simcoe County staff, in partnership with local emergency services, delivered the STEP program to more than 1,400 students across Simcoe County in 2016. Students learned about the various types of emergencies that can occur in Simcoe County, how to create a family emergency plan, and what to include in a 72-hour emergency preparedness kit.

Representatives from EMSC and the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury will present the prize to Mihail during a school assembly at Sir William Osler Public School on January 26, 2017 at 2:55 p.m.  Media planning to attend should contact the school prior to the event at 905-775-2922.

EVENT: Presentation of Emergency Kit

Sir William Osler Public School
3823 Highway 88, Bradford, Ontario

January 26, 2017
2:55 p.m.

To learn more about the STEP program and how to be prepared for an emergency, visit

The County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents, in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at

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Allan Greenwood
Director, Corporate Communications
705-726-9300 ext. 1230
705-794-9301 (mobile)

Jennifer Straw
Communications Co-ordinator
705-726-9300 ext. 1036
705-790-5979 (mobile)