North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will present checks to five emergency response units in three counties and present a special award during visits scheduled on Monday, May 23.
Commissioner Causey, who is also the State Fire Marshal, will present $5,000 grant checks each to the Ashe County Rescue Squad, Mountain Park Rescue Squad, Elkin Emergency Rescue Squad, Wilkes County Rescue Squad and Alleghany Rescue Squad.
These checks are the result of a $250,000 contribution made by the N.C. 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 emergency units better respond to critical life saving situations.”
The commissioner will also present a Commissioner’s Award to Doug Jones that afternoon. Jones is retiring after 39 years of work as a fire marshal and EMS worker from the Surry County Fire Marshal’s Office.
The media is invited to attend and cover these events.
Here is Commissioner Causey’s public schedule for Monday, May 23:9 a.m. – Ashe County Rescue Squad 300 Mount Jefferson Road, West Jefferson, N.C. 28694 (Commissioner will present Surplus Lines checks to the rescue squad.) 10:15 a.m. – Alleghany County Rescue Squad 61 Trojan Ave., Sparta, N.C. 28675 (Commissioner will present Surplus Lines checks to the Wilkes and Alleghany County Rescue Squads.) 1:30 p.m. – Surry County Human Services Building 1218 State St., Mount. Airy, N.C. 27030 (Commissioner will present Surplus Lines checks to the Mountain Park Rescue Squad, Elkin Emergency Rescue Squad and present a Commissioner’s Award to Doug Jones.)