Turgeon helps firefighters

State Farm agents know first-hand the trauma a family faces following a devastating house fire. That’s one reason why State Farm is taking a proactive approach to working with local fire departments to help communities reduce house fires. Pickens State Farm agent Sara Turgeon donated fire prevention kits to the Pickens Fire Department for National Fire Protection Association Fire Prevention Week Oct. 6-12. The kits contain educational fire prevention materials for homeowners and children. Firefighters can share the information at fire stations or at community events. Pictured, from left, are Pickens Fire Chief Chris Elrod, Pickens State Farm agent Sara Turgeon, Pickens State Farm office representatives Kristine Orzeck Barksdale, Carrie Sutherland and Rebecca Murray and Pickens Fire Department Capt. Rodney Crenshaw.