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.
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.
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 would like to extend a special thank you to Fritz Pfister, Executive Board member from the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight for being in attendance at our meeting last night for the presentation of th...
PFD would like to welcome Jack Nale, Lauren Harrison & Emma Thomas to the PFD Cadet program! We look forward to training with them and teaching them about the fire service industry.
Huge thanks to Image Design & Landscaping in Petersburg for their amazing work on our landscaping project!!!!
Please join us in congratulating one of our own, Firefighter Colton Doerr and his beautiful bride Lauren! A beautiful ceremony was held on Saturday September 24th at the Farmstead in rural Petersburg....
Knox Box


 Click on the picture above to be directed to the Knox Box website.

Why Use a Knox-Box?
Time is of the essence when responding to emergencies.  During a fire alarm, firefighters need to gain access into a structure as quickly as possible to determine if a problem exists.  When no one is on site to let the firefighters in, entry is delayed.  In the past, fire departments would typically wait for a subscriber to respond after conducting an external scan of the building.  If a subscriber was not available or delayed, crews would forcibly enter the building at the cost of the building owner.  
This secure box is fastened to the exterior of the structure and contains the keys to enter the building.    The fire department carries one master key that fits all of the lock boxes in the district.  Obviously, this makes entry into the buildings much quicker to determine if a problem exists.
*Keep in mind that if a fire is detected at the building, the firefighters will gain entry the fastest way possible (most likely not with a key).
The Petersburg Fire Department has just began to use a lock box system within our district.  The vendor we use is the Knox Company, makers of the Knox Box. The Fire Department guidelines will be explained to you when a officer from the department makes contact with you. Please remember there is a cost associated for purchase of the box.
Any questions regarding the purpose, procurement, installation, or closing of the Knox Box should be referred to the Fire Department at 217-632-2349. Also you can use the "contact us" tab on the left.  An officer will return your call as soon as possible.

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