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!!!
Past Fireman

We are trying to establish a database of any person who served as a member of the Petersburg Fire Department. If you know someone who served please take time to send an email to Please include the firemans name and dates of service. We would like to dedicate a page to our brother who served before us.

We as a department would like thank the following members for their dedicated years of service. Without your knowledge and drive we would not be the department we are today.

Chief George Rogers 1960-2003
Chief John Balster
Chief Roger Gum
Chief Matthew Heubner
Chief Donald Schroeder
Deputy Chief Jeff Heubner
Assistant Chief William "Bill" Ortgessen 45 Years
Assistant Chief Edward Haynes
Assistant Chief James "Pete" Gillmore 1965-1993
Assistant Chief Kevin Heubner 1983-2012
Assistant Chief John Balster 1975-2011
Assistant Chief Jerry Pettit 1996-?
Lieutenant Paul Brown 2000-2010
William "Bub" Barnett 1973-1992
Doug Barnett 1992-1999
Eric Barnett 2002-2004
Lloyd Buckley Sr. 1964-?
Michael Buckmaster 2005-2011
Marshal Collins
Terry Cutright
Al Daniels 2005-2008
Garry Ethell
Alan Gardner 2009-2010
Timothy Groh 2010-2011
Gary Guernsey
Timothy Gum
Phillip Hansen 1984-?
Ben Hollis 2004-2011
Dutch Janssen
Bob Ketchum 1966-1984
Norm Knous 1994-2011
Mike Loeffler
Daniel Martin Jr.
James Miller 1989-?
Steve Ozella 1984-?
Richard Reynolds
Edward Sargant
Bill Sherren
Robert Sherren
Rudolph Shockey
Dwight Smothers
Harold Steir
Nicholas Vandenbergh 2009-2011
Ronald Wesley
William White
Dalton Whitley 2009-2011
Dan Williams
Ken Yocom
Joseph Snodgrass
Mark Vanderwerf
David White Jr.
Jared Williams
Damian Zimmerman
Tim Groh
Matthew Dewitt
Charles Ciesler
Kyle Hopps
Larry Graf
James McMillion
Kaitlyn Coulter
Connor Beckerman





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