Below are a few links for the community to become more familiar with how MABAS works. MABAS is a true asset to not only the fire department but also the community. We never fully understood how wonderful MABAS was until 12/31/2010 when the Lake Petersburg area experienced a widespread tornado. Our department received support from a MABAS technical rescue team, six MABAS light towers, five MABAS UTV's along with a UTV from Athens Fire. We also received manpower and equipment from MABAS members Athens Fire, Sherman Fire, Riverton Fire, Menard County EMS, and Springfield Fire. We would not have been able to utilize the MABAS 48 technical rescue team without being a member of MABAS. No one in Menard County has proper certifications to do Technical Rescue or Hazardous Material Technicians. We need these specialized teams for incidents such as chemical spills, high angle rescue, and confined space rescues. Our department currently houses the MABAS division 48 light tower.
Below is the main page for MABAS information
Below are MABAS asset descriptions which are all available to Petersburg Fire at any time day or night.
Below is information on MABAS
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We normally add members in pairs but we will accept applications at any time.
Firefighter Justin Luft 3 years