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...
MABAS Information



Below are a few links for the community to become more familiar with how MABAS works. MABAS is a true asset to not only the fire department but also the community. We never fully understood how wonderful MABAS was until 12/31/2010 when the Lake Petersburg area experienced a widespread tornado. Our department received support from a MABAS technical rescue team, six MABAS light towers, five MABAS UTV's along  with a UTV from Athens Fire. We also received manpower and equipment from MABAS members Athens Fire, Sherman Fire, Riverton Fire, Menard County EMS, and Springfield Fire. We would not have been able to utilize the MABAS 48 technical rescue team without being a member of MABAS. No one in Menard County has proper certifications to do Technical Rescue or Hazardous Material Technicians. We need these specialized teams for incidents such as chemical spills, high angle rescue, and confined space rescues. Our department currently houses the MABAS division 48 light tower.

Below is the main page for MABAS information

Below are MABAS asset descriptions which are all available to Petersburg Fire at any time day or night.

Below is information on MABAS

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