Hide messageView More

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety Guide

ASERT has put together some resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current Coronavirus outbreak.

Read More

Fire Safety: How to Stay Safe Social Story

A smoke alarm is shown in the center of lines representing sound.

If there is a fire in my home, the smoke alarm may start to make a loud beeping noise.

A frowning boy covering his ears is shown to the right of lines representing sound.

When the smoke alarm sounds, it may be loud and hurt my ears.

A boy is shown in the front left with a burning house in the background.

If I hear the smoke alarm, I need to go outside and wait for my parents.

A boy stands to the left of a door with smoke coming out the bottom.

If I am in a room, I should touch my door with the back of my hand to make sure it is cool before I open it.

A boy stands at the door of his room looking toward his bed and toys on the floor.

I should leave my things in my room.

A boy is pictured laying underneath a cloud of smoke.

I should stay low under the smoke. This means I might need to crawl on the floor.

A young boy stands in the center of the image.

I should go outside quickly and try to stay calm.

A father, mother, and boy stand together in the front left with a burning house in the background.

My family might have a fire safety plan. I should follow the instructions of the fire safety plan.

A smiling man and woman are shown in the center of the image.

I should wait for my family outside and stay in one place. I should always meet my family in the same place.

A firefighter speaking into a walkie talkie stands next to a fire engine outside a burning house.

A fire truck will come and the siren will be loud. I can cover my ears.

A firefighter stands outside a burning house speaking into a megaphone as another firefighter carries a hose into the house.

I should not go back inside my house until the firefighters tell me it is safe.

A fire extinguisher, fire hydrant, oxygen tank, and two metal tools are shown.

The firefighters will use their tools and water to put out the fire.

A smiling firefighter on the left holds out a thumbs up to smiling firefighter on the right.

I must listen to what the firefighter tells me. The firefighters want to keep me safe.

Two firefighters are shown wearing gloves, facemasks, and fire suits. They are holding a hose that is spraying water.

The firefighters will be wearing bulky clothing, thick gloves, and a helmet. They will also wear a facemask.

A firefighter's mask is shown in the center of the image with an exclamation point to the left.

They will sound like Darth Vader if they are wearing their face mask. I must listen closely to what the firefighters say.

Page 1 of 15
Page 1 of 15

Rate this resource

Average rating:

Thank you for rating this resource!

Download entire resource (pdf)

This information was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). For more information, please contact ASERT at 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org. ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, PA Department of Human Services.