Insurance commissioner wants to help fire rescue volunteers

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Volunteer firefighters donate their time and effort to help others. But Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal, Mike Causey says volunteer fire departments face struggles recruiting people. And he wants to change that.

Commissioner Causey went to Leland Fire Rescue to speak with the volunteers there. He says the issue is not new to the state, and he wants to offer help and options to these volunteers. His team is reaching out to different fire departments to recruit more and to retain more through different methods, like utilizing junior firefighter programs.

“So their junior firefighter programs encourage students to get interested in the fire service and look to possible careers as firefighters and how to earn their volunteer firefighter certification. That type of thing,” Causey said.

He visited different fire departments throughout Brunswick county today. He also spoke in Supply about Medicare benefits and helping those who need it.

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