North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will stop by insurance agencies and fire stations during a trip to Rutherford, Polk and Cleveland counties on Monday, Oct. 5.
Commissioner Causey, who is also the State Fire Marshal, will listen to firefighters’ concerns and discuss the need to improve volunteer recruitment and retention during stops at fire stations.
Commissioner Causey will also present ceremonial grant checks to volunteer fire departments during the stops. The matching grants are part of $8.5 million given to more than 500 volunteer fire departments statewide. Seven Rutherford County volunteer fire departments received matching grants totaling more than $99,000 from the program. Five Cleveland County departments received more than $117,000 from the program.
While stopping by insurance agencies, Commissioner Causey will discuss his efforts to modernize the state’s insurance industry and listen to agents’ concerns.
Here is Commissioner Causey’s public schedule for the day:9:00 a.m. – Tryon Fire Department 301 N. Trade St., Tryon, N.C. 28782 9:30 a.m. Penney Insurance 2536 Lynn Road, Tryon, N.C. 28782 10:30 a.m. Union Mills Fire Department 6791 Hudlow Road, Union Mills, N.C. 28167 11:30 a.m. Main Street Insurance Group 123 E. Main St., Forest City, N.C. 28043 2:00 p.m. – Witherspoon Insurance 125 N. Lafayette St., Shelby, N.C. 28150 2:30 p.m. – Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Department 1128 Bethlehem Road, Kings Mountain, N.C. 28086