North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey’s plans to visit Surry and Yadkin counties on Monday, Sept. 28, and deliver ceremonial grant checks to fire stations in both counties.
Thirteen volunteer fire departments in Surry County are receiving matching grants totaling more than $175,000. Five volunteer fire departments in Yadkin County are receiving matching grants totaling more than $136,000.
Statewide in 2020, matching grants are being awarded to 504 volunteer fire departments totaling more than $8.5 million. The matching grant program, which started in 1987, helps volunteer fire departments purchase needed equipment to protect firefighters’ safety, fight fires and help rescue people in their communities.
While visiting fire stations, Commissioner Causey will also discuss efforts to improve volunteer recruitment and retention and listen to firefighters’ concerns.
Here is Commissioner Causey’s public schedule for the day:9:00 a.m. – Four-Way Volunteer Fire Department 116 McBride Road, Mount Airy, N.C. 27030 9:50 a.m. – Ararat Volunteer Fire Department 1415 Ararat Road, Ararat, N.C. 27007 10:40 a.m. – Central Surry Volunteer Fire Department 611 S. Main St., Dobson, N.C.27017 11:20 a.m. – Jot-Um-Down Volunteer Fire Department 1091 Dobbins Mill Road, Elkin, N.C. 28621 1:30 p.m. – East Bend Volunteer Fire Department 200 School St., East Bend, N.C.27018 2:30 p.m. Courtney Volunteer Fire Department 2604 Courtney-Huntsville Road, Yadkinville, N.C. 27055