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PFD assisted with a multi-agency mutual aid call last night in rural Menard County. Great job to all members of the departments on scene! No injuries reported.
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PFD responded to a mutual aid structure fire at Lake Petersburg with Petersburg Rural early this morning. Tallula Fire, Menard EMS and the Menard Co. Rescue Squad also assisted. Occupants of the resid...
PFD was page for mutual aid assistance to a structure fire in Athens. Upon arrival PFD crews assisted Athens with fire attack and overhaul. PFD was released by Athens once the fire was considered unde...
Saturday, March 19th, 2022
PFD was paged for a vehicle fire off of 6th Street in Petersburg. Engine 1 arrived on scene to a box truck that had the engine compartment fully engulfed. Engine 1 crews initiated a quick attack and h...
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Congratulations to Jordan Nicolls, our latest member to complete all of the requirements to become an EMT-B. Great work brother, we are all proud of your accomplishments!!
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Congratulations to the 2022 recipient of the Fireman’s Fund Scholarship, PORTA Senior Colby Flanders!!!
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Multiple agencies were on scene today at the PORTA High School to create an accident simulation for safety week. The collision involved two vehicles and 8 patients, including one fatality. There was e...
Wednesday, April 20th, 2022
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In the event of a wildfire in your area, firefighters may need to reach your home. If firefighters cannot safely access your home, they will find an alternative way to get to you that may take minutes...
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Ever thought of becoming a firefighter? 
Today is the day. If interested in joining our department, please call Captain Chris Henderson for details on how you can volunteer and help your community! (217) 652-3060
 
 
 
 
 
 

"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).

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Congratulations to Jordan Nicolls, our latest member to complete all of the requirements to become an EMT-B. Great work brother, we are all proud of your accomplishments!!
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Congratulations to the 2022 recipient of the Fireman’s Fund Scholarship, PORTA Senior Colby Flanders!!!
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Multiple agencies were on scene today at the PORTA High School to create an accident simulation for safety week. The collision involved two vehicles and 8 patients, including one fatality. There was everything you would expect from an emergency situation along with screaming patients, student actors...
Wednesday, April 20th, 2022
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In the event of a wildfire in your area, firefighters may need to reach your home. If firefighters cannot safely access your home, they will find an alternative way to get to you that may take minutes longer-and when fighting a fire, every second counts.

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