State Fire Marshal Causey to honor Troy fire chief, award grants to fire departments during stops in Montgomery, Randolph counties Monday
North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will honor Troy Fire Chief Joe W. Huntley Jr. for his 60 years of volunteer firefighter service on Monday, Aug. 9, in Troy.
Commissioner Causey, who is the State Fire Marshal, will also award ceremonial matching grant checks totaling more than $248,000 to volunteer fire departments in Montgomery and Randolph counties.
The Guardian Award, which is the highest award by the Department of Insurance, will be presented to Chief Huntley during a stop at the Troy Fire Department at 9 a.m. Monday.
While at the Troy Fire Department, Commissioner Causey will present matching grant checks to nine Montgomery County volunteer fire departments.
After the Montgomery County visit, Commissioner Causey will travel to the Randolph County Emergency Operations Building, where he’ll present matching grant checks to five Randolph County volunteer fire departments.
The grants are part of a statewide program providing more than $9.8 million in matching funds for 554 volunteer fire departments.
Montgomery County departments receiving the grants are the Biscoe, Candor, Lake Tillery, Mount Gilead, Pekin, Star, Troy, Uwharrie and Wadeville fire departments.
Randolph County departments receiving the grants are the Coleridge, Farmer, New Hope, Ramseur and Staley volunteer fire departments.
Here is Commissioner Causey’s public schedule for Monday:9 a.m. – Troy Fire Department (Guardian Award and grant checks) 610 N. Main St., Troy, N.C. 27371 10:30 a.m. – Randolph County Emergency Operations Building (grant checks) 760 New Century Drive, Asheboro, N.C. 27205