Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey to promote storm preparedness, fire safety during visit to Durham, Orange counties Commissioner will meet with first responders, agents on Monday

RALEIGH

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey’s will focus on storm preparedness and fire prevention on Monday, Sept. 21, as he visits with first responders and insurance agents during a visit to Durham and Orange counties.

Commissioner Causey, who is also the State Fire Marshal, will join independent insurance agents as they present fire-prevention themed coloring books and stickers to the Durham Fire Department during a morning meeting at the Durham Emergency Management office.

The coloring books and stickers are part of the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina’s Operation EDITH fire safety program. “EDITH” is an acronym for Exit Drill In The Home.”

Fire prevention and disaster preparedness will also be on Commissioner Causey’s mind as he meets with Orange County first responders, health officials, school officials and other elected officials during the afternoon to discuss the county’s efforts to promote hurricane preparedness and fire prevention education in light of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

Commissioner Causey will also meet with Durham County Sheriff Clarence Birkhead, where the Commissioner will talk about his efforts to fight insurance fraud and white-collar crime. He will also meet with insurance agents and firefighters during the day. At one of the stops, Commissioner Causey will present a matching grant check to the Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department in Rougemont.

Here is Commissioner Causey’s public schedule for the day:

8:45 a.m. – Durham City/County Emergency Management Office

2422 Broad St., Durham, N.C. 27704

(Note: Operation EDITH coloring books and stickers will be distributed at this stop)

10:00 a.m. – Durham County Sheriff’s Office

510 S. Dillard St., Durham, N.C. 27701

10:45 a.m. – The Insurance People

1920 Front St., Building No. 700, Durham, N.C. 27705

(Note: At 11 a.m., Commissioner Causey plans to meet with other agents gathered outside The Insurance People office to accommodate social distance guidelines.)

2:00 p.m. – Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department (Grant presentation)

7020 Guess Rd., Rougement, N.C. 27572

3:00 p.m. – Orange County Fire Marshal’s Office

510 Meadowlands Dr., Hillsborough, N.C. 27278

(Note: The meeting will be held outside to accommodate social distance guidelines.)

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