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....
Junior Firefighter Info.

Petersburg Fire Department
Junior Firefighter Program

  • Junior members must be in at least 10th grade or be 16 years of age to join and can participate until graduation.
  • Junior members should maintain at least a “C” average in their high school coursework, and produce documentation of the same at the time they sign up. Our department monitors this on a quarterly basis and documentation must be provided each time. If parents ask to limit participation at higher averages, their word will always be the last in these cases. In the event a junior member has lower than a “C” average, he or she will be placed on probation until the grade returns to a “C”.
  • Junior members under 18 years of age must always obtain full permission from the parent or legal guardian to participate in our programs.
  • Junior members report directly to their advisor for all assignments and activities.
  • Junior members will receive classroom training in core areas of interest with classes focused on CPR, communications, general fire, rescue and EMS education, and fire safety and prevention.
  • Junior members may participate in the following activities:
    • Parades or Special Events
    • Fundraising Events
    • Training
    • General Standby
    • Fire Safety / Prevention Education and Activities
    • Meetings
  • Junior members should attend regular monthly meetings or events for youth program participants. These may include basic training coursework, a fixed activity such as one of those listed above, or other activity with the department.
  • Junior members may only perform support or auxiliary work at fireground operations, such as providing refreshments to the first responders well outside of the “hot zone” or operational area.
  • Junior members may not operate any fire department vehicle.

Junior members and their parent or guardian must sign a waiver that includes full disclosure of risks and releases the department from liability should someone become injured.


Head over to the link below to find the necessary documents to apply for the Junior Firefighter program.


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