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In recognition of National Pet Fire Safety Month, which runs through July, Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey reminds communities how to protect their homes and furry friends from the dangers of fire.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will stop by fire stations and an emergency services center during a trip to Harnett and Lee counties on Monday, July 20.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will present grant checks to rural volunteer fire departments and speak to county leaders during a visit to Rockingham County on Monday, July 13.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will be in Cumberland County on Thursday, July 9, to visit fire departments, an insurance agency and present the Safe Kids NC Coalition of the Year award to Safe Kids Cumberland County.

The 4th of July is synonymous with barbecues, parades and fireworks. However, this year, many Independence Day celebrations could look differently due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the summer heat cranks up in North Carolina, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and Safe Kids North Carolina reminds people of the dangers of leaving children in cars by re-launching our statewide summer safety campaign: “Baby, It’s Hot Inside.”

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has obtained and distributed 10,000 respirator masks to use as personal protective equipment (PPE) for firefighters on the front line battling the coronavirus.

As the Memorial Day weekend holiday approaches and the summer swimming season kicks into full gear, Insurance Commissioner and Safe Kids NC Chair Mike Causey reminds parents and caregivers about the importance of water safety to reduce child drownings in pools and all bodies of open water.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey is proud to announce that Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina has donated $500,000 to assist rural volunteer fire departments as part of their Rural NC Initiative for 2020.

This grant money was deposited in the nonprofit North Carolina Firefighters Fund.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey, as a part of National Volunteer Week, today sent out a big “thank you” to all North Carolina volunteer firefighters.

As a result of the social distancing guidelines due to the coronavirus pandemic, our homes have become our offices, schools and playgrounds. With children spending more time at home while parents are navigating priorities, it is challenging to stay focused on everything at once which means that injuries for kids may be on the rise.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that the former treasurer of a Cherokee County volunteer fire department and her husband were charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense.

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