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...
Junior Firefighter Info.

Petersburg Fire Department
Junior Firefighter Program

  • Junior members must be in at least 10th grade or be 16 years of age to join and can participate until graduation.
  • Junior members should maintain at least a “C” average in their high school coursework, and produce documentation of the same at the time they sign up. Our department monitors this on a quarterly basis and documentation must be provided each time. If parents ask to limit participation at higher averages, their word will always be the last in these cases. In the event a junior member has lower than a “C” average, he or she will be placed on probation until the grade returns to a “C”.
  • Junior members under 18 years of age must always obtain full permission from the parent or legal guardian to participate in our programs.
  • Junior members report directly to their advisor for all assignments and activities.
  • Junior members will receive classroom training in core areas of interest with classes focused on CPR, communications, general fire, rescue and EMS education, and fire safety and prevention.
  • Junior members may participate in the following activities:
    • Parades or Special Events
    • Fundraising Events
    • Training
    • General Standby
    • Fire Safety / Prevention Education and Activities
    • Meetings
  • Junior members should attend regular monthly meetings or events for youth program participants. These may include basic training coursework, a fixed activity such as one of those listed above, or other activity with the department.
  • Junior members may only perform support or auxiliary work at fireground operations, such as providing refreshments to the first responders well outside of the “hot zone” or operational area.
  • Junior members may not operate any fire department vehicle.

Junior members and their parent or guardian must sign a waiver that includes full disclosure of risks and releases the department from liability should someone become injured.


Head over to the link below to find the necessary documents to apply for the Junior Firefighter program.

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