PFD was on scene handing out candy to all the trick or treaters at the Petersburg Halloween parade.
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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 - Firefighter Kyle Honkala & Firefighter Jeremy SchobyRetirement Recognition - Firefighter Damian Larson & Firefighter Kolbe Huss1,000 Call Club - Chief Pat Rebbe, Deputy Chief Eric Heubner, Captain Chris Henderson, Firefighter Kyle Honkala200+ calls for year - FirefighterKyle Honkala& Pr...
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 even be included in this farmer directed donation let alone be selected as a recipient. We are proud to live in a rural community that respects and loves our farmers and the services they provide. Thank you to the Bayer Fund and all our nations farmers!!!
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 as well as how to effectively extinguish and neutralize the hazard. The members of PFD would like to extend our sincere thanks to each and every department that came out to participate and a very special thank you to IFSI, the instructors and to FS! Here are a few photos from a well put together trai...
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. Matt served as a member of PFD from 09/25/2012-09/25/2019.
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 consecutive year!
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 all the members of PFD for their dedication in 2019. We would also like to thank the various mutual aid agencies that assisted PFD in 2019. Here's to a safe and Happy 2020!
PFD celebrated their 2019 Christmas Party last night at the Riverbank Lodge. Huge thanks to Laura Heubner for an amazing meal! We enjoyed having Kevin Heubner around too! Promotions were presented to Jeremy Schoby for receiving his black helmet, moving up from Probationary to Firefighter and to Josh Kinder for leaving his Firefighter position to become a Lieutenant. Certificates were presented to Lt. Josh Kinder & Probationary FF Colton Doerr for completing EMT-...
PFD was dispatched this morning at 3:15am to a report of a fully involved structure fire in Petersburg. Huge thanks to all of the mutual aid departments that assisted! Petersburg Rural Fire, Athens Fire, Menard County Rescue Squad, Menard County EMS, Petersburg PD & Ameren were all in attendance To lend a helping hand. No injuries were reported.
Congratulations to FF Andrew Coulter on responding to his 1000th call for service. A big thanks to FF Coulter for his service to our department and the citizens of Petersburg.
The members of PFD would like for you to join us in congratulating Firefighter Damian Larson on becoming our newest licensed Paramedic! This is a very enduring and time consuming task to complete. We're proud of you and Congratulations!!
We are welcoming another little one into the PFD family in less than two weeks!!! Congratulations to Kyle & Crystal Honkala on their new baby girl, Kaysey Mae AnnMarie Honkala arrived at 4:58pm, weighing in at 5lb 12.5oz and 19.5 inches long.!! Welcome to the PFD fire family Kaysey Mae!
PFD would like to congratulate firefighters Josh Kinder and Colton Doerr on reaching 100 calls for service this far in 2019. This has become an achievement milestone over the years at PFD and truly shows the dedication of a volunteer fireman. With full time jobs aside from department duties no matter day or night these two answer the call. Thank you and congratulations. PFD has ran 224 calls for service this year, 4 members have surpassed 100 calls.Firefighter Kyle Honkala - 183Captain Chris Hen...
Congratulations go out to Captain Tyler Britton and his wife Kaylee on the newest addition to their beautiful family! Donald Benjamin Britton was born this morning weighing in at 7 lbs 1.6oz. Mom, Dad, Big Sister and Baby are all doing great. Welcome to the fire family Donald Benjamin Britton!
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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 email@example.com.
We normally add members in pairs but we will accept applications at any time.
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