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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.
Sun. Mar 1st 2020
PFD was paged to a mutual aid fully involved structure fire around 8:30pm Sunday night. Upon arrival PFD and Rural fire units saw flames showing from multiple mobile home structures and also encounter...
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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...
Fri. Feb 28th 2020
Celebrity Blackjack Dealers from PFD were on hand this evening for the PORTA Music Boosters Fun Fair! Captain Chris Henderson and Firefighters Matt Price & Kyle Honkala were throwing cards along w...
Thu. Feb 6th 2020
PFD reported to the elementary school today for Mystery Reader duties. Captain Henderson read The Firefighter’s Counting Book, A Little Golden Book, to Mrs. Garner’s Kindergarten class
Wed. Jan 15th 2020
PFD presented Matt Dewitt with a retirement plaque this evening for his years of service on the department. Matt served as a Firefighter and as a Lieutenant for PFD. PFD would like to extend our since...






"Fire prevention is our intention"

The Petersburg Fire Department is committed to provide dependable service in a professional manner while showing compassion for those in need. We will protect lives, property, and the environment through fire suppression, emergency services, rescue, fire prevention, and public education.

Our department is a part time fire department consisting of 19 dedicated members. Our members currently hold various State Fire Marshal certification including Firefighter 2, Firefighter 3, Basic Operations Firefighter, Advance Operations Firefighter, Fire Apparatus Engineer, Fire Service Vehicle Operator, Fire Service Instructor 1, Hazardous Material Awareness, Hazardous Material Operations, Technical Rescue Awareness, Vehicle Machinery Operations, Fire and Arson Investigation I, Fire and Arson Investigation II, Fire and Arson Investigation III and Emergency Medical Technician First Responder, Basic, and Paramedic. Even though our members are highly trained and certified we still depend on mutual aid from other county agencies and MABAS Division 48. Our fire investigation team members are affiliated with the International Association of Arson Investigators. Our department is a good standing member of MABAS Division 48 and the Springfield Area Mobile Intensive Care (SAMIC).

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