For Baltimore students, fire safety takes center stage
Ask a group of young students in Baltimore to raise a hand if they know someone who has survived a fire, or have seen the devastation fires can cause, and most will put a hand in the air. But fire awareness is lacking among the same group, Red ross officials say. To change this, the "Red Cross Tour" puts older seniors on stage in front of younger students, performing shows that wrap humor and schtick around public safety messages. It's a partnership between the Baltimore School for the Arts and the Red Cross, under the patronage of the Transamerica Foundation.
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Fire safety play
Natavien Hill, 17, rehearses a scene from "After the Fire" with fellow Red Cross Players at the Baltimore School for the Arts. The seniors are staging a play to teach local elementary and middle schoolers about fire safety.