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Elementary school to replace obsolete fire alarm system


March 28, 2019

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An obsolete fire alarm system will be replaced at the elementary school.

The Petersburg School Board approved $39,996.28 from the capital fund at their monthly meeting last week to replace Rae C. Stedman Elementary School's fire alarm system.

The current panel was installed around 1990, according to director of facilities and maintenance Dan Tate. Every year the panel passes inspection, but about two years ago, Tate was warned that parts for the panel may soon become unavailable. Last year, parts for the fire alarm system were no longer available.

"It's pretty ancient technology," said Tate.

To avoid interfering with the food service renovation project that will...

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