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PETTIS COUNTY, Mo. –¬†Pettis County firefighters went back to work Wednesday night, after the election of Keith Rowland at the new board president.

Volunteers walked away over a dispute among board members on the purchase of equipment for the firefighters safety. Fire Chief Mike Harding says this is technically not a strike, because the entire department is made up of volunteers.

The leave of absence ended with the election of a new president for the three member board.