Recent Calls
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...
Fri. Jan 31st 2020
PFD was paged to a structure fire around 9:00 pm on Friday January 31st at the Old School apartment complex located on Seventh Street in Petersburg. Upon arrival, responding units found heavy fire and...
Sun. Dec 15th 2019
PFD had a busy night of responding to calls during the "major" snowstorm in Petersburg. We are happy to report that non of the calls for service were life threatening.
Wed. Dec 4th 2019
PFD was dispatched for a mutual aid structure fire this evening near Athens along with several other agencies for tanker assistance. Athens Fire extinguished the fire and no injuries were reported. Th...
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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...
Mon. Jan 13th 2020
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 grea...
Thu. Jan 2nd 2020
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 t...






"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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