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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. 

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has established a voluntary cancer registry within the Office of State Fire Marshal to help agency and other officials understand how serious of a health risk cancer is to firefighters and first responders.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will continue his campaign to get smoke alarms in North Carolina homes as he distributes the life-saving alarms to fire departments in Cumberland and Sampson counties on Thursday, March 18.

When daylight saving time begins on Sunday, March 14, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey reminds everyone to change the batteries in your household smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. With families spending more time at home due to the pandemic, now is a critical time to review home fire safety plans.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will kick off a statewide campaign to make sure homes have working smoke alarms by delivering smoke alarms to a Chatham County fire department on Thursday, March 11.

Insurance Commissioner and Safe Kids N.C. Chair Mike Causey invites the public to drop off their unused medication at our Operation Medicine Drop prescription drug take back event in Raleigh on Friday, March 5 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has urged North Carolinians to use an extra measure of caution, especially when using portable heaters during the winter season. Unfortunately, portable heaters can ignite, as one did in Moore County Thursday, where the family escaped but lost their home.

In recognition of 2021 National Burn Awareness Week, which runs Feb. 7-13, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey reminds North Carolinians of the causes of burn injuries and the resources of burn care available.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey encourages families preparing to watch Super Bowl LV on Sunday to make a quick television safety check to ensure they enjoy the game safely and without worry.

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey, who is also the State Fire Marshal, has announced North Carolina is the first

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will honor 10-year-old Brayden Connor and his neighbor, Antonio Bickems, for their quick, life-saving action during a home fire in the Catawba County town of Claremont earlier this month.

In recognition of Winter Weather Preparedness Week, which runs from Dec. 6-12 in North Carolina, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey, who is also the State Fire Marshal, urges families to make preparations now for potentially dangerous weather this winter.

Presenting awards to a Cabarrus County fire department for saving lives and honoring Stanly County volunteers who help senior citizens navigate the Medicare maze will highlight a trip to the Southern Piedmont by Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey on Tuesday, Dec. 8.

In the midst of a very deadly year for fire fatalities in North Carolina, Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey urges residents to stay focused on fire safety and prevention this winter by remembering this simple message: “Get out and stay out!”

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey, who is also the State Fire Marshal, is teaming with the Apex Fire Department to demonstrate the dangers associated with frying turkeys this holiday season.

With the onset of colder temperatures across North Carolina combined with the risk of fires that stem from holiday cooking, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey warns everyone of the increased potential for home fires.

With the end of daylight saving time approaching on Sunday, Nov. 1, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey, who is also the State Fire Marshal, reminds families to practice this life-saving habit:  When you change your clock this weekend for the end of daylight saving time, remember to change the battery in your smoke alarm.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will stop by insurance agencies and fire stations during a trip to Currituck, Camden, Pasquotank, Perquimans and Chowan counties on Monday, Oct. 19, and Tuesday, Oct. 20.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey plans to visit fire stations and insurance agencies during a trip to Union County on Thursday, Oct. 15.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will honor four Hoke County firefighters, a Columbus County deputy sheriff and a fire department in Scotland County for life-saving actions on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

SAVE Awards go to individuals or organizations who go above and beyond the call of duty to save lives.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey plans to help deliver children’s fire prevention coloring books to fire stations and stop by insurance agencies during a visit to Haywood and Buncombe counties on Monday, Oct. 12.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is scheduled to meet with fire departments and building inspectors during a trip to Lenoir and Jones counties Thursday, Oct. 8. He will take part in a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the new Trenton Volunteer Fire Department station destroyed by Hurricane Florence in 2018.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will stop by insurance agencies and fire stations during a trip to Rutherford, Polk and Cleveland counties on Monday, Oct. 5.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is scheduled to meet with Brunswick County building inspectors and officials Thursday, Oct. 1, to discuss inspections updates and how to best prepare and respond to disasters that can damage homes and property.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey’s plans to visit Surry and Yadkin counties on Monday, Sept. 28, and deliver ceremonial grant checks to fire stations in both counties.

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