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Fire Department receives donation

Fire department donation from Boone County Area Foundation Fund.Boone County Area Foundation Fund members Cheri Werner (left) and Pat Petsche (right) presented a $1,000 check to Petersburg Fire Department Chief Neil Baumgartner for the purchase two CO2 detectors.
This will allow firemen to detect any CO2, explosives, and gasses. Many times these gasses are present and undetected since they are odorless and colorless. They can be fatal when inhaled. Grain bin fires are one example in the past which have caused problems. If a gas is detected, firemen will now be alerted and enter while wearing air packs.