Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Free Social Stories for Fire Drills

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A collection of free social stories for fire drills at school. Printable and video social stories for kids are included below.

Learning about fire safety and practicing fire drills are incredibly important. 

However, fire drills can be a super overwhelming experience for a lot of kids. There's the surprise factor, the crowded hallways, blinking lights, and the extremely loud alarm. Just to name a few things.

So, many kids can find it helpful and reassuring to learn about fire drills ahead of time. That way they know what to expect, strategies to use, and so on. 

And that's where these free social stories for fire drills come in. They'll outline what to expect and what to do during a fire drill.

Free social stories for fire drills and about fire safety for kids - includes printable and video social stories

Free Social Stories for Fire Drills

Have you been looking for a social story about fire drills at school? Then look no further than these free fire drill social stories. Some require you to have a Teachers Pay Teachers account (which is free!) before you can download them.

I've rounded up some options for you to explore. That way you can find the best fire drill social story for you and your child. Or you can simply use ideas from the different stories below to write your own custom story (free social story templates here to help).

Please note that just because a social story is listed here does not mean I endorse its content. After all, many social stories tend to be poorly written and/or teach autistic masking. Besides, I haven't read all of these stories word for word myself. So please read through the stories carefully before using them with your child.

1. Fire Drill Social Stories from Autism Little Learners - This social story uses colorful clipart to teach kids about fire drills. It's available in English, Afrikaans, and Turkish. There are other safety preparation stories here as well.

2. Fire Drill Social Story from Kidmunicate - I like that this story uses real photos to accompany the text. It looks pretty detailed too.

3. One Page Fire Drill Social Story from The Autism Helper on TPT - This story is really basic and is only one page long. It uses little colorful icons and reminds me of those Geronimo Stilton books. For some kids, that might be beneficial, but for others, they might be super distracting. I personally find these kinds of stories hard/annoying to read.

4. Fire Drill Adapted Book & Social Story from The Sped Zone on TPT - Here's a 10 page story to help prepare kids for upcoming fire drills. It uses colorful clipart and is one of those interactive adaptive books.

5. Fire Drill Social Story & Adapted Book from Where I AUT-a Be on TPT - This story uses colorful clipart and is an interactive adapted book. It's pretty similar to the story above.

6. Social Story for Fire Drills from Good Human Project on TPT - A simple one page story with colorful clipart along the sides. It is available as a PDF or editable versions for Google Slides or PowerPoint.

7. Social Story: Fire Drill (Bundle Pack) from Inspire in Inclusion on TPT - This bundle includes a story, some visuals, and other resources. It looks like it might cover more than just fire drills though, not too sure.

8. Learning About Fire Safety Social Story from Social Stories: Power Tool for Autism - Here's a text only social story. Okay, it has one photo, but otherwise, it's all text. It discusses not touching fire and what to do if there's a fire.

9. My Fire Drill Social Story Book from Jessica Bander on TPT - This story looks super simple and uses colorful icon style images. It does come as a Word document so hopefully that means you can edit it too.

10. Fire Drill Social Story from In this Classroom You are Loved on TPT - Another social story that uses mostly photos instead of clipart. It looks like it may be more detailed than some of the other stories on this list.

11. Fire Drill Social Story from Dynamic Connections on TPT - This story looks pretty simple. It uses colorful icon style clipart.

12. What Do I Do in a Fire Safety Drill? Social Story from Mrs. Greenes Geckos on TPT - This story uses the colorful icon style clipart. I like that it contains WH questions are the end to help assess comprehension and understanding.

13. Fire Alarm Safety Social Story from Rose Dean on TPT - This story focuses primarily on what a fire alarm is and what it sounds like when it goes off. It uses colorful clipart.

14. Fire Safety Social Story from Crystal Sena on TPT - A super simple story about fire safety that uses colorful icon style clipart.

15. Social Story about a Fire Drill on StoryboardThat - A super simple story that uses colorful clipart with some diversity, which is nice.

Video Social Stories About Fire Drills at School

Here are a couple of video social stories that teach kids about fire drills. You can use these in a classroom setting or at home to prepare a child for an upcoming fire drill. Videos are always a great alternative to printing off a story.

Like the stories above, some of the wording in these videos aren't always great. But I wanted to make sure you had lots of different options for discussing fire drills with your child.

Need More Resources to Teach Kids About Fire Safety? Try this Printable Pack (Includes 2 Social Stories!)

This printable pack from my friend Renae includes resources about fire safety, calling 911, and so much more! It also includes two social stories called "How to Call 911" and "I Can Stay Safe if There is a Fire."

Fire safety printable pack for kids

Grab your copy of the Fire Safety Printable Pack

This fire safety printable pack would be a great complement to any of these free social stories for fire drills from above. So definitely check it out.

Free social stories for fire drills and about fire safety for kids - includes printable and video social stories