Tuesday, October 25, 2022

State Fire Marshal to present heroism award at middle school in Kinston Commissioner will also visit stations in Lenoir, Greene and Jones counties

Oct 25, 2022

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will present a special commissioner’s award for heroism to Zsakiyah Sutton at Rochelle Middle School in Kinston as part of a multi-county visit on Wednesday, Oct 26.

Commissioner Causey, who is also the State Fire Marshal, will present the special award to 11-year old Zsakiyah Sutton during an afternoon visit at the school.

During a fire at her family’s home in Nov. 2021, Sutton saved the life of her 1-year old baby brother Jamir as the fire travelled through the house. Another brother, Qwa-jay Briscoe, lost his life in that same fire.

“The courageous acts of this young lady helped save the life of her infant brother, and for that she is a true hero,” Commissioner Causey said. “It is an honor for me to present this award to her.”

The commissioner will also deliver Operation Edith coloring books to help children learn fire prevention and response techniqiues at stations in Maysville, Pink Hill and Snow Hill during his trip.

The media is invited to attend and cover these events.

Here is Commissioner Causey’s public schedule for Wednesday, Oct. 26:

9:30 a.m. – Maysville Fire Department
404 Main Street, Maysville, N.C. 28555
(Commissioner will help deliver Edith coloring books to the station)
11 a.m. – Pink Hill Fire Department
330 South Front Street, Pink Hill, N.C. 28572
(Commissioner will help deliver Edith coloring books to the station)
1:15 p.m. – Rochelle Middle School
301 N. Rochelle Blvd., Kinston N.C. 28501
(Heroism Award presentation to Zakiyah Sutton)
2:15 p.m. – Greene County EMS
312 SE Second Street, Snow Hill, N.C. 28580
(Commissioner will help deliver Edith coloring books to the station)

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