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North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey on Thursday will honor three firefighters and two paramedics who earlier this month delivered a baby in a car outside the Black Mountain Fire Department.

The North Carolina Department of Insurance along with lumber grading agencies and the American Lumber Standards Council (ALSC) and American Wood Council (AWC) are providing updates and technical information pertaining to the use of European lumber and other lumber species not addressed specifically in the current N.C.

In recognition of Fire Prevention Week 2021, which runs from Oct. 3-9, Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey is urging everyone to uphold this year’s campaign theme, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.”

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has honored an 18-year-old Lincoln County Eagle Scout candidate who designed and constructed a sorely-needed dryer for his local fire department.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will announce new insurance ratings for Cramerton, McAdenville and China Grove during a visit to Gaston, Rowan and Cabarrus counties on Friday, Sept. 10.

During a visit to Carteret County on Monday, July 19, North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will speak at the Building Inspector’s Conference in Atlantic Beach and present the Commissioner’s Award to Richard A. “Dick” Lewis for outstanding service over 50 years with State Farm.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will honor eight Lenoir County firefighters who helped rescue victims from an April mobile home fire.

During a visit to Duplin and Sampson counties on Wednesday, June 30, North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will present more than $325,000 in ceremonial fire and rescue grant checks, visit an insurance agency and honor two members of the North Carolina fire service with SAVE awards.

In recognition of Fireworks Safety Awareness Week (June 28-July 4), Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey urges North Carolinians to stay safe when celebrating Independence Day by avoiding the use of fireworks.

As the summer swimming season kicks into full gear, Insurance Commissioner and Safe Kids North Carolina Chair Mike Causey reminds parents and caregivers about important safety tips to reduce child drownings.

As temperatures heat up with the onset of summer, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey reminds North Carolinians of the dangers of leaving children and pets inside cars.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today has issued an alert about the use of European lumber in the construction of homes and buildings throughout the state. The N.C. Department of Insurance regulates the state’s building codes and oversees the N.C. Building Code Council.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey on Wednesday will honor first responders and a family member who teamed up to save a Raleigh man’s life after he collapsed while mowing his yard.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey will award approximately $500,000.00 in fire and rescue grants to 17 volunteer fire departments and rescue squads in need during a visit to Wilkes County Monday, June 14.

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.

As the number of fire deaths rises in North Carolina, Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey has organized a team of firefighters and volunteers to be out in force this weekend -- not to battle a blaze or answer medical calls, but to distribute and install free smoke alarms in neighborhoods across th

Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey will visit the Home Depot on Wendover Avenue in Greensboro on Friday, June 4 to help distribute hundreds of smoke alarms ahead of Smoke Alarm Saturday.

h Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey on Wednesday will honor an 11-year-old girl who protected her younger brother after a fire broke out in their Charlotte home in March.

The girl, Tyshala Ni’Ann Wilson, will be given the Commissioner’s Award for Heroism.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will travel to Surry County on Wednesday, May 12, to present ceremonial matching grant checks totaling more than $60,000 to eight area rescue squads.

The 2 p.m. presentation will take place at the Dobson Rescue Squad, which is receiving a grant of $11,653.92.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey on Wednesday will honor firefighters and first responders who helped rescue a 14-year-old boy from a fire in Iredell County in September 2020.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and Cabarrus County Sheriff Van Shaw will hold an Operation Medicine Drop drug take-back event Saturday, April 17, at Moose Pharmacy in Mount Pleasant. 

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and Burke County Sheriff Steve Whisenant will hold an Operation Medicine Drop drug take-back event Monday, April 19, at the Burke County Chamber of Commerce in Morganton.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon will hold an Operation Medicine Drop drug take-back event Wednesday, April 14, at the New Hanover County Detention Facility in Castle Hayne.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and Craven County Sheriff Chip Hughes will hold an Operation Medicine Drop drug take-back event Tuesday, March 30, at the Township 7 Fire Department in New Bern. 

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