Safe Kids

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 00:00

State Fire Marshal to present heroism award at middle school in Kinston Commissioner will also visit stations in Lenoir, Greene and Jones counties

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will present a special commissioner’s award for heroism to Zsakiyah Sutton at Rochelle Middle School in Kinston as part of a multi-county visit on Wednesday, Oct 26.

Commissioner Causey, who is also the State Fire Marshal, will present the special award to 11-year old Zsakiyah Sutton during an afternoon visit at the school.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - 00:00

Back to School Safety: Know the rules of the road Commissioner Causey reminding public of importance of bus safety

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

As students and teachers prepare to head back to class, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey, who also serves as Chair of Safe Kids N.C., is reminding everyone to keep safety in mind when walking, driving, or riding the bus to school.

“We all have an important role to play in keeping our children safe,” said Commissioner Causey. “Drivers need to be on the lookout for crowded crosswalks and school buses on the road and parents need to talk to their children about the importance of traveling to school safely. It only takes one mistake to cause a tragic injury or death to a child.”

Causey to host hot car demonstration Thursday in Lillington

Thu, Aug 18, 2022, 1:00 - 2:00pm

As warm temperatures continue to soar across North Carolina this summer, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will host a demonstration to remind families of the dangers of leaving children and pets inside cars.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 00:00

Look before you lock: Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey to host Raleigh demonstration to prevent hot car deaths Don’t leave children, pets inside hot cars

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Media Advisory

NCDOI requests that outlets or editors notify viewers/listeners/readers about this event prior to Friday so that families can make plans to attend.

As temperatures continue to soar across North Carolina, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will host a demonstration to remind families of the dangers of leaving children and pets inside cars.

Friday, June 17, 2022 - 00:00

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

Friday, June 17, 2022

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.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 00:00

Operation Medicine Drop Prescription drug take-back event Wednesday in Raleigh Get rid of unused medication to keep our loved ones safe

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Media Availability at 11:00 a.m.

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. 

Friday, March 18, 2022 - 00:00

Operation Medicine Drop fights opioid epidemic with statewide take-back events during National Poison Prevention week Commissioner Causey to attend three Operation Medicine Drop events

Friday, March 18, 2022

RALEIGH -- In recognition of National Poison Prevention Week, which runs March 20-26, Insurance Commissioner and Safe Kids N.C. Chair Mike Causey encourages North Carolinians to safely dispose of unused or expired medications at one of the Operation Medicine Drop take-back events or permanent drop boxes around the state.

TV Tip Over
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 00:00

Kids killed every year by TV tip-overs: Commissioner Causey urges safety ahead of Super Bowl weekend One child dies every two weeks from a TV tip-over

Wednesday, February 09, 2022

The Super Bowl is one of the most watched events on television every year. It’s also the perfect time for Safe Kids NC to work with coalitions across the state to raise awareness about the proper setup and safety of televisions and their placement throughout the home.

Monday, February 7, 2022 - 00:00

Cook with care: National Burn Awareness Week aims to prevent burn injuries in the kitchen February 6-12 is National Burn Awareness Week

Monday, February 07, 2022

In recognition of 2022 National Burn Awareness Week, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey encourages families to practice safe-cooking habits.

National Burn Awareness Week runs Feb. 6-12. This year’s theme from the American Burn Association is "Burning Issues in the Kitchen."

Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 00:00

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

Thursday, January 27, 2022

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.