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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!!!
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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