"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).
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 sincere gratitude to Matt and his family for their dedication to the community and to the department. Mat...
Thanks to everyone who came out last night and supported PORTA Power Special Olympics and the Menard County First Responders at CommUNITY Night!! These kids and staff are amazing and we all had a great time working together. Also thanks for voting PFD the Chilli cookoff champions for the 3rd consecu...
PFD recorded 296 calls for service in 2019, it's highest number of calls since 2012 when it recorded 300 calls for service. There were various calls for service in 2019 including but not limited to fires, medical emergencies, rescue/auto extrications and weather related emergencies. Thanks to al...
PLEASE HELP US TO HELP YOU!!!!!!
By now you have probably seen the reflective 911 home address signs on many of your neighbor's mailbox posts.
Made of the same tough materials as road signs these home address signs are so reflective in the dark that members of the Petersburg Fire Department don't have to struggle to read your address at night.
If you are interested please contact 911 coordinator John Balster at 217-632-5460 to purchase these signs.
The Petersburg Fire Department is currently accepting applications to join the department. If you are interested and would like to get more information on the department. Please contact our membership officer Chief Pat Rebbe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We normally add members in pairs but we will accept applications at any time.
Probationary Firefighter Justin Luft 1 year
Firefighter/EMT-B Kobe Wheaton 4 years
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