Commissioner Causey to present grant checks to emergency responders during two days of eastern N.C. visits


North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will present 12 grant checks to emergency response units in eight counties and present an Order of the Guardian Award during a two-day trip to the eastern part of the state on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 10-11.

Commissioner Causey, who is also the State Fire Marshal, will present grant checks to units in Hertford, Bertie, Northampton, Halifax, Beaufort, Washington, Martin and Edgecombe counties.

These checks are the result of grant contributions made by the NC Surplus Lines Association to help firefighters and rescue squads in North Carolina.

“It is also an honor for me to personally present these surplus lines checks, courtesy of the NCSLA,” Commissioner Causey said. “This money will help needy rescue units better respond to critical lifesaving situations in their areas.”

The commissioner will also present a surprise Order of the Guardian Award in Roanoke Rapids on Tuesday morning.

Here is Commissioner Causey’s public schedule for Tuesday and Wednesday:

Tuesday, May 10

9:30 a.m. – Davie Community Volunteer Fire Department
3155 U.S. 158, Roanoke Rapids, N.C. 27870
(Commissioner will present Order of the Guardian Award)
10:30 a.m. – Tillery Volunteer Fire Department
6607 N.C. Highway 561, Halifax, N.C. 27839
(Commissioner will present Surplus Lines grant check to Tillery Volunteer Fire Department)
11:30 a.m. – Northampton County Emergency Operations Center
132 Landfill Road, Jackson, N.C. 27845
(Commissioner will present Surplus Lines grant checks to Gaston and Rich Square volunteer fire departments)
1:35 p.m. – Union Rural Fire Department
829 N.C. 461, Ahoskie, N.C. 27910
(Commissioner will present Surplus Lines grant checks to Union Rural and Millennium fire departments)
2:25 pm –Trap Volunteer Fire Department
1404 Meadow Road, Colerain, N.C. 27924
(Commissioner will present Surplus Lines grant check to Trap Volunteer Fire Department)
Wednesday, May 11
8:30 a.m. – Mid-County Volunteer Fire Department
18135 N.C. 32, Roper, N.C. 27970
(Commissioner will present Surplus Lines grant check to Mid County and Creswell volunteer fire departments)
9:20 a.m. – Pungo River Volunteer Fire Department
40 Pike Road, Pantego, N.C. 27860
(Commissioner will present Surplus Lines grant check to Pungo River Volunteer Fire Department)
10:30 a.m. – Martin Community College’s Fire/Rescue Training Building
1161 Kehukee Park Road, Williamston, N.C. 27892
(Commissioner will present Surplus Lines grant checks to Oak City Rescue Squad and to the Jamesville Community EMS)
12:45 p.m. – Pinetops Volunteer Fire Department
101 W. Burnette St, Pinetops, N.C. 27864
(Commissioner will present Surplus Lines grant checks to Pinetops Volunteer Fire)


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