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!!!
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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