North Carolina Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey will award approximately $250,000.00 in fire and rescue grants to ten volunteer fire departments in need during a trip to Avery County Thursday, June 10. While there, Commissioner Causey will also present the Order of the Guardian award to Avery County Fire Marshal and Emergency Management Coordinator David Charles Vance.
The Guardian award is presented to citizens who have more than 30 years of outstanding service in either the fire or insurance industry. Fire Marshal Vance will retire from the county July 1, 2021 after 31 years of fire service in Avery County as fire fighter, fire chief, county fire marshal and emergency management coordinator.
Here is Commissioner Causey’s public schedule for Thursday:
1:00 p.m. – Order of the Guardian Award and Fire and Rescue Grant Presentations
Agricultural Extension Building
661 Vale Road, Newland, N.C. 28657