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!!!
Public Education Info.

 

 It all started on October 9, 1911, when Fire Prevention Day was inaugurated. The date of October 9 was chosen because it marks the anniversary of the "Great Chicago Fire of 1871" -- the disaster that killed 250 people and destroyed 17,430 buildings at a cost of $168 million, and the fire that started people thinking in terms of fire prevention rather than only firefighting.
 
Fire Prevention Day was begun by the Fire Marshals Association of North America, now part of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The day was first proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson on the 40th anniversary of the Chicago blaze.
 
In 1992, on recommendation of a member of NFPA and unanimous vote of the membership at the association's annual meeting that year, the fire safety observance was extended to cover the entire week that includes the October 9 anniversary date. President Warren Harding was the first to officially proclaim National Fire Prevention Week.
 
NFPA continues to be the international sponsor of Fire Prevention Week, which is always the Sunday-through-Saturday period during which the October 9 anniversary date falls.

The Petersburg Fire Department believes very strongly in showing our equipment off. We have taken our apparatus to safety fairs, to show the residents and businesses of the community what we have to offer, and to show them the equipment we have, as well as answer any questions they have. We also go to fire drills in the local schools if requested to observe the drill and offer suggestions we may have to make the drill go safer and easier. We also enjoy teaching any kind of fire safety to children or adults. The Petersburg Fire Department prides itself on its public relations and public education and look forward to working with you. 

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