Commissioner Causey urges North Carolinians to keep kids and pets out of ‘hot cars’

As the many communities across North Carolina battle record high temperatures this week, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and Safe Kids North Carolina are reminding people of the dangers of leaving children and pets in cars as we approach the ‘dog days of summer’.

Commissioner Causey, who also serves as the Chair of Safe Kids NC, observed how quickly a vehicle can heat to dangerous, sometimes deadly temperatures.

Operation Medicine Drop Prescription drug take-back event Wednesday in Raleigh

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RALEIGH – Insurance Commissioner and Safe Kids N.C. Chair Mike Causey invites the public to drop off their unused medication at our Operation Medicine Drop prescription drug take back event in Raleigh on Wednesday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The goal of Operation Medicine Drop is to make sure unused or expired medication can be properly disposed of and kept out of the wrong hands. 

Portable heaters, carbon monoxide poisoning, ahead of another winter storm, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey shares safe heating tips

As North Carolina braces for what could be yet another round of winter weather this weekend, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey urges everyone to keep fire safety in mind, especially when using portable heaters.

In the first four weeks of 2022, 11 people have already lost their lives in home fires in North Carolina. Last year, there were 134 fire deaths across the state.

Winter Weather Preparedness Week: Are you ready?

In recognition of Winter Weather Preparedness Week, which runs from Dec. 5-11 in North Carolina, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey urges families to make preparations now for potentially dangerous weather this winter.

“Although North Carolina isn’t necessarily known for its harsh winters, that doesn’t mean you should let your guard down,” said Commissioner Causey, who is also the State Fire Marshal. “Between holiday traveling, cooking and other potential fire risks, it is so important for families to keep safety in mind this winter.”

Safe Kids North Carolina offers tips to reduce child drownings in all bodies of water

As the summer swimming season kicks into full gear, Insurance Commissioner and Safe Kids North Carolina Chair Mike Causey reminds parents and caregivers about important safety tips to reduce child drownings.

“On these warm summer days in North Carolina, many families will be drawn to activities near water,” said Commissioner Causey. “Drownings can happen so fast – before you even realize what’s happening. So, we want parents and caregivers to be particularly cautious and take steps to avoid any potential tragedies in the water.” 

Look before you lock: Commissioner Mike Causey and Pullen Park host demonstration in Raleigh to prevent hot car deaths

As temperatures heat up with the onset of summer, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey reminds North Carolinians of the dangers of leaving children and pets inside cars.

“The fun of summer can quickly become tragic if parents mistakenly leave their child or pet inside a car,” said Commissioner Causey. “It only takes 10 minutes for the temperature to rise to dangerous levels, so be sure to look before you lock.”

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