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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.
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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...
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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...
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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.
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Huge thanks to Image Design & Landscaping in Petersburg for their amazing work on our landscaping project!!!!
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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....
Public Education Info.

 

 It all started on October 9, 1911, when Fire Prevention Day was inaugurated. The date of October 9 was chosen because it marks the anniversary of the "Great Chicago Fire of 1871" -- the disaster that killed 250 people and destroyed 17,430 buildings at a cost of $168 million, and the fire that started people thinking in terms of fire prevention rather than only firefighting.
 
Fire Prevention Day was begun by the Fire Marshals Association of North America, now part of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The day was first proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson on the 40th anniversary of the Chicago blaze.
 
In 1992, on recommendation of a member of NFPA and unanimous vote of the membership at the association's annual meeting that year, the fire safety observance was extended to cover the entire week that includes the October 9 anniversary date. President Warren Harding was the first to officially proclaim National Fire Prevention Week.
 
NFPA continues to be the international sponsor of Fire Prevention Week, which is always the Sunday-through-Saturday period during which the October 9 anniversary date falls.

The Petersburg Fire Department believes very strongly in showing our equipment off. We have taken our apparatus to safety fairs, to show the residents and businesses of the community what we have to offer, and to show them the equipment we have, as well as answer any questions they have. We also go to fire drills in the local schools if requested to observe the drill and offer suggestions we may have to make the drill go safer and easier. We also enjoy teaching any kind of fire safety to children or adults. The Petersburg Fire Department prides itself on its public relations and public education and look forward to working with you. 

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