Recent Calls
Thu. Jul 15th 2021
PFD was paged for an outlet smoking in a residence. Upon arrival PFD crews found an outlet smoking but no fire present. PFD crews did some further investigation and deemed the structure safe. PFD repo...
Sat. Jul 3rd 2021
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PFD responded to a fully involved garage fire in Petersburg. PFD and multiple surrounding departments were able to contain the fire to the building of origin without any fire spread. The cause of fire...
Wed. Feb 17th 2021
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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.
News Headlines
Tue. Jun 29th 2021
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Huge congratulations goes out to one of our own members, Captain Tyler Britton for graduating from the Macon County Law Enforcement Training Center Recruit Class 21-12! Tyler is currently employed at ...
Thu. Jun 3rd 2021
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Please join us in congratulating Firefighter Jeremy Schoby and his wife Amy on their newest addition to the family!Everyone welcome miss Stella Grey to the world! Stella was born at 8:33 this morning ...
Wed. Jun 2nd 2021
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Please join us in welcoming our newest member to the PFD family. Jordan Nicolls was unanimously voted on to the department last night by the Petersburg City Council.Jordan married his wife, Alyssa in ...
Sun. May 23rd 2021
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Please join us in congratulating Probationary Firefighter Justin Luft on completing all certifications for the Basic Firefighter course with the Sherman Fire Department instructed by IFSI. The graduat...
Fri. May 21st 2021
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PFD was on hand today at the Petersburg Elementary School to read to Mrs. Garner’s class! We were grateful for the opportunity as this year’s school year comes to an end!!!
Apparatus
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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