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Sun. Dec 15th 2019
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PFD had a busy night of responding to calls during the "major" snowstorm in Petersburg. We are happy to report that non of the calls for service were life threatening.
Wed. Dec 4th 2019
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PFD was dispatched for a mutual aid structure fire this evening near Athens along with several other agencies for tanker assistance. Athens Fire extinguished the fire and no injuries were reported. Th...
Wed. Nov 27th 2019
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PFD was dispatched this morning at 3:15am to a report of a fully involved structure fire in Petersburg. Huge thanks to all of the mutual aid departments that assisted! Petersburg Rural Fire, Athens Fi...
Thu. Oct 24th 2019
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PFD responded to a two vehicle accident this morning around 7:45 AM to find both vehicles fully involved. Thanks to the help of the Petersburg Police Department, Menard County Rescue squad, Petersburg...
Wed. Jan 16th 2019
PFD was paged for smoke in a residence. PFD arrived on scene and ventilated the residence. Damage was minimal and their were no reported injuries.
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Wed. Jan 15th 2020
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PFD presented Matt Dewitt with a retirement plaque this evening for his years of service on the department. Matt served as a Firefighter and as a Lieutenant for PFD. PFD would like to extend our since...
Mon. Jan 13th 2020
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Thanks to everyone who came out last night and supported PORTA Power Special Olympics and the Menard County First Responders at CommUNITY Night!! These kids and staff are amazing and we all had a grea...
Thu. Jan 2nd 2020
PFD recorded 296 calls for service in 2019, it's highest number of calls since 2012 when it recorded 300 calls for service. There were various calls for service in 2019 including but not limited t...
Sun. Dec 8th 2019
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PFD celebrated their 2019 Christmas Party last night at the Riverbank Lodge. Huge thanks to Laura Heubner for an amazing meal! We enjoyed having Kevin Heubner around too! Promotions were presented to ...
Wed. Dec 4th 2019
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PFD was dispatched for a mutual aid structure fire this evening near Athens along with several other agencies for tanker assistance. Athens Fire extinguished the fire and no injuries were reported. Th...


 

  


"Fire prevention is our intention"

The Petersburg Fire Department is committed to provide dependable service in a professional manner while showing compassion for those in need. We will protect lives, property, and the environment through fire suppression, emergency services, rescue, fire prevention, and public education.

Our department is a part time fire department consisting of 19 dedicated members. Our members currently hold various State Fire Marshal certification including Firefighter 2, Firefighter 3, Basic Operations Firefighter, Advance Operations Firefighter, Fire Apparatus Engineer, Fire Service Vehicle Operator, Fire Service Instructor 1, Hazardous Material Awareness, Hazardous Material Operations, Technical Rescue Awareness, Vehicle Machinery Operations, Fire and Arson Investigation I, Fire and Arson Investigation II, Fire and Arson Investigation III and Emergency Medical Technician First Responder, Basic, and Paramedic. Even though our members are highly trained and certified we still depend on mutual aid from other county agencies and MABAS Division 48. Our fire investigation team members are affiliated with the International Association of Arson Investigators. Our department is a good standing member of MABAS Division 48 and the Springfield Area Mobile Intensive Care (SAMIC).

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