Auburn Offers Training On Dealing With Fire In A Home When A Child Has Autism

CBS Boston

AUBURN (CBS) — When fire strikes a home it’s frightening for anyone, but when it happens in a home that includes a child with autism there are special challenges for parents and caregivers, as well as first-responders.

Kids with autism don’t handle stress well and they may wander through a home that’s in flames and try to hide, sending parents in a desperate search to find them.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Jeff Brown reports
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In Auburn, the fire department is taking steps to train parents and caregivers of kids with autism how to deal with a fire emergency.

Auburn Assistant Fire Chief Glenn Johnson told WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Jeff Brown that this training benefits everyone.

“This is a training that I think first responders can get a lot of benefit…

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