Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey to visit fire stations, agencies during trip to Rutherford, Polk, Cleveland counties on Monday


North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will stop by insurance agencies and fire stations during a trip to Rutherford, Polk and Cleveland counties on Monday, Oct. 5.

Commissioner Causey, who is also the State Fire Marshal, will listen to firefighters’ concerns and discuss the need to improve volunteer recruitment and retention during stops at fire stations.

Commissioner Causey will also present ceremonial grant checks to volunteer fire departments during the stops. The matching grants are part of $8.5 million given to more than 500 volunteer fire departments statewide. Seven Rutherford County volunteer fire departments received matching grants totaling more than $99,000 from the program. Five Cleveland County departments received more than $117,000 from the program.

While stopping by insurance agencies, Commissioner Causey will discuss his efforts to modernize the state’s insurance industry and listen to agents’ concerns.

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

9:00 a.m. – Tryon Fire Department
301 N. Trade St., Tryon, N.C. 28782
9:30 a.m. Penney Insurance
2536 Lynn Road, Tryon, N.C. 28782
10:30 a.m. Union Mills Fire Department
6791 Hudlow Road, Union Mills, N.C. 28167
11:30 a.m. Main Street Insurance Group
123 E. Main St., Forest City, N.C. 28043
2:00 p.m. – Witherspoon Insurance
125 N. Lafayette St., Shelby, N.C. 28150
2:30 p.m. – Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Department
1128 Bethlehem Road, Kings Mountain, N.C. 28086

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