Agreement improves Turner County fire protection

Agreement improves Turner County fire protection

Turner County residents will soon have more fire protection under a new agreement.

Turner County and Ashburn city leaders signed a 3-year automatic aid agreement Thursday, which says the city fire department will respond to structure fires in the county.

About 6-weeks ago the all-volunteer Turner County department approached the Ashburn fire department for help.

"The important thing for me is life and property for my citizens of Turner County. That's what it's all about. It's not about the money thing, it's about saving a life," said Robby Royal, the Turner Co. EMS Director and Fire Chief.

"Basically at the end of the day, we had a neighbor that asked us for help and we're here to help them and we're going to help them," said Chief Brian Meadows with the Ashburn Fire Department.

Turner County will pay the city $2,000 a month for the service.

The Ashburn fire department recently received a class two ISO rating, which lowers the amount homeowners pay on their insurance policy. Turner County expects the move to have a positive impact on their residents as well.

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