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PFD assisted with mutual aid for Petersburg Rural Fire along with multiple other agencies on an early morning fire just south of New Salem. Thanks to all who came out and battled the fire as well the ...
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PFD was paged for a mutual aid structure fire call in Petersburg Rural Fire district. Both departments arrived on scene to find a one story commercial structure with heavy smoke and flames showing. A ...
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PFD responded to Athens for mutual aid on a structure fire this afternoon. PFD worked alongside Athens FD, Petersburg Rural FPD, and Sherman FD to extinguish the fire. All crews made a quick stop, and...
PFD was paged for automatic aid to Athens Fire Department for an attached garage fire in Cantrall. All residents were accounted for and no injuries were reported.
Thursday, December 29th, 2022
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PFD is saddened to hear of the passing of former Petersburg Firefighter Harold Stier. Harold served the citizens of Petersburg and surrounding communities for many years by serving on the Petersburg F...
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Please join us in congratulating one of our own, Lieutenant Matt Price, on becoming Officer/Trooper Price for the Illinois State Police. We at PFD are very happy for you and your family. Stay diligent...
Saturday, December 17th, 2022
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PFD and numerous other agencies in cooperation with the Illinois Make-A-Wish foundation participated in the parade today for June’s wish! PFD was more than happy to brighten June’s day! If...
Saturday, December 10th, 2022
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The members of PFD celebrated their 2022 Christmas Party last night. A delicious meal was catered by Laura Heubner and family, Kevin, Mason and Reagan followed by our annual slideshow and games. Incen...
 
 
 
 
 
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 If interested in joining our department, please call Captain Chris Henderson <(217) 652-3060> for details on how you can volunteer and help your community! You may also email petersburgfire@hotmail.com and a member of the command staff will respond within 24 hours.
 
 
 

"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 17 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).

Thursday, December 29th, 2022
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PFD is saddened to hear of the passing of former Petersburg Firefighter Harold Stier. Harold served the citizens of Petersburg and surrounding communities for many years by serving on the Petersburg Fire Department.
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Please join us in congratulating one of our own, Lieutenant Matt Price, on becoming Officer/Trooper Price for the Illinois State Police. We at PFD are very happy for you and your family. Stay diligent and safe out there buddy!
Saturday, December 17th, 2022
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PFD and numerous other agencies in cooperation with the Illinois Make-A-Wish foundation participated in the parade today for June’s wish! PFD was more than happy to brighten June’s day! If you would like to donate to June’s cause, the GoFundMe link is below.https://gofund.me/dc027f...
Saturday, December 10th, 2022
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The members of PFD celebrated their 2022 Christmas Party last night. A delicious meal was catered by Laura Heubner and family, Kevin, Mason and Reagan followed by our annual slideshow and games. Incentive awards were earned by Firefighters Kyle Honkala, Crystal Honkala and Jeremy Schoby.

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