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...
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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