It’s Fire Prevention Week in Perth County with local organizations and fire departments coming together to take part in public education and special events throughout the week.

The Perth District Health Unit says the week’s theme is having an effective home escape plan in the event of a fire.

From the Stratford Fire Department Rod MacDonald says things can go from bad to worse at a moment’s notice.

Tuesday night the Perth East and West Perth Fire Department opened its doors to the public in Mitchell; with Milverton, Shakespeare and Sebringville also opening their doors to the public this week.