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!!!
Knox Box

 

 Click on the picture above to be directed to the Knox Box website.

 
Why Use a Knox-Box?
 
Time is of the essence when responding to emergencies.  During a fire alarm, firefighters need to gain access into a structure as quickly as possible to determine if a problem exists.  When no one is on site to let the firefighters in, entry is delayed.  In the past, fire departments would typically wait for a subscriber to respond after conducting an external scan of the building.  If a subscriber was not available or delayed, crews would forcibly enter the building at the cost of the building owner.  
 
This secure box is fastened to the exterior of the structure and contains the keys to enter the building.    The fire department carries one master key that fits all of the lock boxes in the district.  Obviously, this makes entry into the buildings much quicker to determine if a problem exists.
 
*Keep in mind that if a fire is detected at the building, the firefighters will gain entry the fastest way possible (most likely not with a key).
 
The Petersburg Fire Department has just began to use a lock box system within our district.  The vendor we use is the Knox Company, makers of the Knox Box. The Fire Department guidelines will be explained to you when a officer from the department makes contact with you. Pleas remember there is a cost associated for purchase of the box.
 
 
Questions
Any questions regarding the purpose, procurement, installation, or closing of the Knox Box should be referred to the Fire Department at 217-632-2349. Also you can use the "contact us" tab on the left.  An officer will return your call as soon as possible.

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