North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will highlight declining drug overdose rates during an Operation Medicine Drop event in Stanly County on Thursday, April 14.
The commissioner will also distribute surplus line checks to seven fire or rescue departments as he travels to Richmond, Stanly and Montgomery counties during three scheduled stops throughout the day.
These checks are the result of contributions made by Lloyd’s of London to help firefighters and rescue squads in North Carolina.
“Due to the combined efforts of the county health department, local emergency responders and law enforcement, drug overdose rates are on the decline in Stanly County, bucking the trend of increases in other areas. We are proud to acknowledge that work,” Commissioner Causey, who is also the State Fire Marshal, said. “It is also an honor for me to personally be able to present these surplus line checks, courtesy of Lloyds of London. This money will help needy fire departments to better protect their communities.”
The media is invited to attend and cover these events.
Here is Commissioner Causey’s public schedule for Thursday, April 14:
9:30 a.m. – Rockingham Fire Department
231 S. Lawrence Street, Rockingham, N.C. 28379
(Rockingham Fire Department will receive its ISO rating and the rescue squads in Ellerbe, Hamlet and Richmond County will receive NC Surplus Lines checks)
11 a.m. – Stanly County Commons
1000 North First Street, Albemarle, N.C. 28001
(Commissioner Causey will participate in an Operation Medicine Drop event and present NC Surplus Lines checks to the county’s rescue unit)
2 p.m. – Montgomery County Communications Center
199 South Liberty Street Troy, N.C. 27371
(Commissioner Causey will present NC Surplus Lines checks to the Montgomery County Rescue Squad, the Wadeville Volunteer Fire Department and the Anson County Rescue Squad)