Commissioner Causey to kick off statewide fire alarm effort in Chatham County, honor nurse educator who guarded two children locked in car

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will kick off a statewide campaign to make sure homes have working smoke alarms by delivering smoke alarms to a Chatham County fire department on Thursday, March 11.

Commissioner Causey, who is also the State Fire Marshal, will also honor a nurse educator with a SAVE award for coming to the aid of two children, a toddler and a sleeping infant, who were locked in a car earlier this year.  

The Commissioner will also thank child passenger safety technicians for their efforts in protecting younger members of North Carolina.

Commissioner Causey will deliver 54 smoke alarms to the Siler City Fire Department for firefighters to give or install them in homes in their community.

“Smoke alarms save lives,” Commissioner Causey said. “Smoke alarms cut the chances of someone dying in a fire in half. It’s important that people have smoke alarms installed in their homes and that the alarms are working properly.”

Statewide, more than 3,500 smoke alarms will go to 66 local fire departments.  Firefighters will then canvass neighborhoods and help residents make sure their alarms are properly installed and in working order. If needed, the local fire department will install a smoke alarm for residents in their community.

People who need a smoke alarm should contact their local fire department.

Here is Commissioner Causey’s public schedule for the day:

9 a.m. – Central Carolina Health Services Building – Chatham County Campus
(Child Passenger Safety training and SAVE Award)
75 Ballentrae Court, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312
10 a.m. – Siler City Fire Department
(Smoke alarm distribution)
310 N. Chatham, Ave., Siler City, N.C. 27344

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