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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....
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Petersburg hosts their annual Harvest Fest celebration
Saturday, September 17th, 2022

Great day for a parade at Harvest Fest 2022! Huge thanks to everyone who joined us this morning at our Annual Pancake & Sausage Breakfast!!!!

Petersburg hosts their annual Harvest Fest celebration
Petersburg hosts their annual Harvest Fest celebration
Petersburg hosts their annual Harvest Fest celebration
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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 the check for funds raised from our Golf Outing back in August.
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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. Thanks for letting all of us share your special day with you two.
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Great day for a parade at Harvest Fest 2022! Huge thanks to everyone who joined us this morning at our Annual Pancake & Sausage Breakfast!!!!
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022
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PFD hosted their annual IFSI propane burn training tonight at the firehouse. We had a great turnout for this fantastic training opportunity. Thanks to IFSI and our instructors tonight as well as Prairie Land FS for putting on an amazing training this evening.
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What a great day on the golf course yesterday. Thanks to all of the golfers who participated to help raise funds to be donated to the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight. We had 17 teams battle it out for the top spot with the winning team coming in at 13 under par.
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PFD was on hand at the Jaycee Park for the Menard County Jaycee’s End of Summer event! Thanks to everyone who stopped by to see the Engine and say hello.
Wednesday, August 10th, 2022
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Join us in congratulating Firefighter Colton Doerr as he was presented last night with his black helmet for completing all classes and testing for Mod A,B & C, of the Basic Operations Firefighter course with the State Fire Marshal’s office.
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PFD was in attendance in Oakford today for this morning’s parade. Truck 1 and members of PFD participated in the parade celebrating Oakford. Thanks for having us!
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Join us in congratulating Firefighter Crystal Honkala as she was presented last night with her black helmet for completing all classes and testing for Mod A,B & C, of the Basic Operations Firefighter course with the State Fire Marshal’s office.
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This weekend members of PFD attended the 98th Annual IFSI Fire College in Champaign at the U of I. Classes included Residential Search Tactics, SCBA Survival, Single Family Dwelling Fires & Coordinated Fire Attack.
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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.
Thursday, February 10th, 2022
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Menard County EMS is accepting applications for part-time EMTs and Paramedics! You can call the office at 217-632-7700 or follow the link to apply. https://menardcountyems.godaddysites.com/application
Monday, February 7th, 2022
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We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of our dear friend Larry Graf. Not only was Larry a former member, but he was also a great teacher and mentor. If you knew Larry, you know how special he was. Our sincere condolences go out to all his family, friends and colleagues.
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Ellie & Ryne welcomed their future firefighter Joseph Patterson Crowe to the world on 2/1/22 at 10:09 p.m. J.P. weighs in at 8lbs. 3oz. and is 21 1/2 inches long. PFD is happy for the Crowe's and we can't wait to welcome J.P.
Tuesday, January 25th, 2022
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This evening the members of PFD along with our multi-agency Basic Operations Firefighter class trained on Vehicle Fires. Car was donated by the Honkala’s. Thanks to all who attended!

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