Recent Calls
Wed. Feb 17th 2021
PFD was on scene to extinguish a structure fire this morning of a vacant home. The residence was considered a total loss and there were no injuries reported.
Mon. Nov 16th 2020
PFD has been paged to 5 grass/field fires in the last week. No injuries or property damage occurred.
Sat. Nov 7th 2020
PFD was paged for mutual aid by Tallula Fire for a machine shed fire off of Knoles Road in rural Petersburg. Tallula and Petersburg Fire extinguished the fire and no injuries were reported.
Thu. Nov 5th 2020
PFD was paged as mutual aid for a garage fire off Central Drive at Chautauqua in rural Petersburg. The fire was extinguished before it caused further property damage and no injuries were reported.
Wed. Jun 10th 2020
PFD and multiple other agencies responded to Athens to assist with a structure fire which resulted in a fatality.
News Headlines
Thu. Jan 7th 2021
This year PFD ran an all time record of 313 calls for service. We appreciate all of the support from the community, sponsors and our members throughout the year. The members of PFD would like to wish ...
Sat. Jan 2nd 2021
Please join us in celebrating our members as the new year gets started with our 2020 department awards! Although this year was unconventional, PFD ran a record 313 calls for service.Incentive Awards -...
Tue. Nov 17th 2020
The members of PFD would like to send our sincere thanks to the America’s Farmers Grow Communities Bayer Fund for their most generous donation. We are very grateful to have the opportunity to ev...
Sat. Oct 24th 2020
PFD was on scene handing out candy to all the trick or treaters at the Petersburg Halloween parade.
Wed. Aug 26th 2020
PFD held a multiagency training last night hosted by IFSI and sponsored by Prairieland FS covering LP Gas. This course covered many aspects of working with the product and it’s characteristics a...
Decontamination Vehicle
2010 International 4300
Decontamination Vehicle
These specifically outfitted decontamination trucks support local units of government to allow fire departments to provide expedient mass decontamination of victims at the scene of a hazardous materials or weapons of mass destruction incident. Twenty-five identical units are deployed throughout Illinois. Each is supplied with materials to process 200 initial victims. Cook County Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) participated in this purchase with three of the 25 units
Engine 1
1999 E-One
Engine 3 was purchased in 2011 used from Floyd's Knobs, Indiana. Engine 3 has a 1000 gallon tank and a 1250 gallon per minute pump. Engine 3 is first out on all structure fires. New equipment was purchased in 2011 to make Engine 3 capable of handling any fire call received.
Engine 2
1992 KME Firefox
Station 1
2003 302 E. Taylor Street Petersburg, Illinois 62675
Built in 2003 currently houses our apparatus, kitchen, training room, and storage for all of our equipment.
Tender 1
1994 International Precision 4900
This vehicle is equipped with a 1560 gallon tank. It is mainly used as a second out on grass fires. On grass fire this unit has pump and roll capabilities and has a one hundred and fifty foot booster line. The apparatus is also utilized on structure fires and is equipped with a dump valve.
Truck 1
1990 Pierce 100 FT. Platform
Truck 1 was purchased in 2012 from Brindlee Mountain Fire Apparatus in Huntsville, Alabama.
Truck 2
1999 International 4700
Purchased in 2007 from a used truck lot in Southern Illinois. Truck 3 is utilized for firefighter and equipment transport. Also used as a cascade unit. Truck 3 is equipped with a 6000 pound compressor to fill our air bottles used at various emergency scenes. Truck 3 is also utilized when extra cribbing and manpower is needed.
Truck 4 (Retired Apparatus)
1978 American LaFrance 90' Aerial
This unit was purchased from the Pekin Illinois Fire Department used. Petersburg Fire utilized this appartus on major structure fires and mutual aid calls. This unit was retired in 2012.
Utility 1
2012 Polaris UTV 6X6
2012 Polaris UTV 6X6 obtained through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources rural fire department grants. The grants was a 50% matching grants. Petersburg Fire received $9500 dollars from the State of Illinois and the city of Petersburg provided the other matching 50%. The UTV comes standard from Polaris with a Firelite Deluxe Skid Unit FDH-11 with 70 gallon tank and 100' 3/4" hose. The pump unit also comes standard with a medical bed on board as well. Which can be utilized to access patients in rural areas.

The UTV was purchased through Fire Safety USA in Rochester, Minnesota.

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