Petersburg Fire Department

Petersburg Fire Department Petersburg IL Fire Department (City) Part time fire department dedicated to training and fire awareness. "Fire prevention is our intention"

Operating as usual

11/11/2021
11/03/2021

The Menard County Sheriff’s Office is launching a #9PMroutine campaign. The #9PMroutine is a nightly reminder to residents to remove valuables from their vehicles, lock their vehicle doors, lock the doors to their residences, turn on exterior lights and activate all alarms and security systems.

Several nights a week, for the next several weeks, we will send out a reminder ‪at 9PM to lock up. We ask residents to set a nightly reminder on their smartphones or other devices that will remind them to follow the #9PMroutine.

Criminals look for easy targets. You can make it more difficult for them by following the #9PMRoutine! Many vehicle burglaries, and to a lesser degree, stolen vehicles, occur as a result of vehicles being left unlocked. Criminals walk through neighborhoods, trying vehicle door handles, hoping to find an unlocked vehicle. The best way to prevent vehicle burglaries is to remove all of your valuables, lock your vehicle’s doors upon exiting and take the keys to the vehicle inside your residence. Tell your families and friends to join you in the #9PMRoutine!

The members of PFD would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween!!
10/31/2021

The members of PFD would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween!!

The members of PFD would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween!!

Today's featured sponsor is New Salem Fi****ms!New Salem Fi****ms is an independent Federal Fi****ms Dealer (FFL) and gu...
10/31/2021
Home Page of New Salem Fi****ms in Petersburg, IL

Today's featured sponsor is New Salem Fi****ms!

New Salem Fi****ms is an independent Federal Fi****ms Dealer (FFL) and gun store serving Menard County and the surrounding companies in Central Illinois (Sangamon, Cass, Mason, and Logan Counties).

PFD supports your support of the community and the fire department!

www.newsalemfirearms.com
121 S 7th St, Petersburg IL 62675
(217) 652-2668
(217) 501-4425
Fax: (217) 501-4628
[email protected]

New Salem Fi****ms is an independent Federal Fi****ms Dealer (FFL) and gun store serving Menard County and the surrounding counties in Central Illinois - Sangamon, Cass, Mason, and Logan Counties

Today's featured sponsor is Ogden Insurance Agency, Inc!The right insurance can be complex - at Ogden Insurance we make ...
10/30/2021
Ogden Insurance Agency, Inc.

Today's featured sponsor is Ogden Insurance Agency, Inc!

The right insurance can be complex - at Ogden Insurance we make it EASY, give you CHOICES and ADVICE on the best insurance products for you!

PFD appreciates your support of the community and the department!

www.ogdeninsurance.com
(217) 632-2206
[email protected]

Ogden Insurance Agency, Inc. is a local independent insurance agency located in Petersburg, Illinois. Call us at 217-632-2206.

10/29/2021

Today's featured sponsor is The Corner café Petersburg! For great food at great prices, check them out! PFD appreciates your support of the community and the department!

100 S 6th St, Petersburg, IL 62675
(217) 632-6040

Few training photos from last night.
10/27/2021

Few training photos from last night.

10/24/2021

Tornado Watch for Menard County

Effective Oct 24, 2021, 5:45 PM
Expires at Oct 25, 2021, 1:00 AM

Tornado Watch issued October 24 at 5:41PM CDT until October 25 at 1:00AM CDT by NWS Storm Prediction Center

Alexander; Bond; Cass; Champaign; Christian; Clark; Clay; Clinton; Coles; Crawford; Cumberland; De Witt; Douglas; Edgar; Edwards; Effingham; Fayette; Franklin; Hamilton; Jackson; Jasper; Jefferson; Johnson; Lawrence; Logan; Macon; Macoupin; Madison; Marion; Mason; Menard; Monroe; Montgomery; Morgan; Moultrie; Perry; Piatt; Pulaski; Randolph; Richland; Saline; Sangamon; Schuyler; Scott; Shelby; St. Clair; Union; Vermilion; Wabash; Washington; Wayne; White; Williamson

TORNADO WATCH 533 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 100 AM CDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS IL . ILLINOIS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE ALEXANDER BOND CASS CHAMPAIGN CHRISTIAN CLARK CLAY CLINTON COLES CRAWFORD CUMBERLAND DE WITT DOUGLAS EDGAR EDWARDS EFFINGHAM FAYETTE FRANKLIN HAMILTON JACKSON JASPER JEFFERSON JOHNSON LAWRENCE LOGAN MACON MACOUPIN MADISON MARION MASON MENARD MONROE MONTGOMERY MORGAN MOULTRIE PERRY PIATT PULASKI RANDOLPH RICHLAND SALINE SANGAMON SCHUYLER SCOTT SHELBY ST. CLAIR UNION VERMILION WABASH WASHINGTON WAYNE WHITE WILLIAMSON

Thanks to everyone who came out to support PFD last night at our annual Halloween party!!  Here are a few photos from al...
10/24/2021

Thanks to everyone who came out to support PFD last night at our annual Halloween party!! Here are a few photos from all of the festivities!

This weekend at Roots in Petersburg!!  Always a blast, don’t miss out.  Cover charge for this fundraiser is $15, include...
10/21/2021

This weekend at Roots in Petersburg!! Always a blast, don’t miss out. Cover charge for this fundraiser is $15, includes live music from Deja Voodoo, entry fee for prizes and food. Jumbo all beef hot dog & loaded nacho bar! Homemade chili sauce, queso cheese and all the trimmings. Cash prizes for costumes! Come join us for our final fundraiser of the year and quite possibly the last one at Roots!!!

This weekend at Roots in Petersburg!! Always a blast, don’t miss out. Cover charge for this fundraiser is $15, includes live music from Deja Voodoo, entry fee for prizes and food. Jumbo all beef hot dog & loaded nacho bar! Homemade chili sauce, queso cheese and all the trimmings. Cash prizes for costumes! Come join us for our final fundraiser of the year and quite possibly the last one at Roots!!!

10/14/2021

We are seeking applicants for a FULL-TIME deputy sheriff. Please see the below info regarding this position. We need to fill this vacancy quickly, therefore the application period is short. Come work with us!

Annual PFD CPR Certification, instructed by Firefighter Matt Price.
10/13/2021

Annual PFD CPR Certification, instructed by Firefighter Matt Price.

10/11/2021

Tornado Watch for Menard County

Effective Oct 11, 2021, 3:10 PM
Expires at Oct 11, 2021, 9:00 PM

Tornado Watch issued October 11 at 3:07PM CDT until October 11 at 9:00PM CDT by NWS Storm Prediction Center

Boone; Bureau; Carroll; Cass; Champaign; Christian; Clark; Coles; Cook; Cumberland; De Kalb; De Witt; Douglas; DuPage; Edgar; Effingham; Ford; Fulton; Grundy; Henry; Iroquois; Kane; Kankakee; Kendall; Knox; La Salle; Lake; Lee; Livingston; Logan; Macon; Marshall; Mason; McHenry; McLean; Menard; Morgan; Moultrie; Ogle; Peoria; Piatt; Putnam; Sangamon; Shelby; Stark; Tazewell; Vermilion; Whiteside; Will; Winnebago; Woodford

TORNADO WATCH 521 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS IL . ILLINOIS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE BOONE BUREAU CARROLL CASS CHAMPAIGN CHRISTIAN CLARK COLES COOK CUMBERLAND DE KALB DE WITT DOUGLAS DUPAGE EDGAR EFFINGHAM FORD FULTON GRUNDY HENRY IROQUOIS KANE KANKAKEE KENDALL KNOX LAKE LA SALLE LEE LIVINGSTON LOGAN MACON MARSHALL MASON MCHENRY MCLEAN MENARD MORGAN MOULTRIE OGLE PEORIA PIATT PUTNAM SANGAMON SHELBY STARK TAZEWELL VERMILION WHITESIDE WILL WINNEBAGO WOODFORD

Fire Prevention Week at New Salem Children’s Center!!!!   🔥🔥🔥
10/08/2021

Fire Prevention Week at New Salem Children’s Center!!!! 🔥🔥🔥

10/05/2021

The world lost a great man today.

Captain Mike Willing was not only a husband and father, but a friend to anyone who met him. Mike dedicated 20 years of his life to Chandlerville Fire Department and serving the community. His strong hands and kind heart will be missed by all.

Rest in peace brother, we will take it from here.

Please join us in celebrating a huge milestone for one of our members.  October marks a 10 year anniversary for Firefigh...
10/05/2021

Please join us in celebrating a huge milestone for one of our members. October marks a 10 year anniversary for Firefighter Kyle Honkala as a member of PFD. Kyle has been very instrumental in the success of PFD over the years. “Honk” is as hard working and as dedicated as they come. Honk leads by example. There are really no words to describe how lucky and grateful we are to have him on the department and serving the community. Honk leads the department in calls made for 2021 but that is not as impressive as leading the department historically in calls with the all time record of 1,433 calls made. Congratulations Honk, here’s to 10 more!!! Kyle Honkala

Photos from PORTA School District #202's post
09/30/2021

Photos from PORTA School District #202's post

09/22/2021
Huge thanks to everyone who came out and joined us for breakfast and the Harvest Fest parade this morning.  Both were a ...
09/18/2021

Huge thanks to everyone who came out and joined us for breakfast and the Harvest Fest parade this morning. Both were a huge success!

We’re ready for you, let’s eat!
09/18/2021

We’re ready for you, let’s eat!

09/14/2021

Harvest season is getting underway in Illinois. Be patient and drive slowly around farm vehicles as you encounter them on the roads. We want everybody to stay safe on the roads during #Harvest21.

Illinois State Police, Illinois Department of Agriculture

09/13/2021
09/12/2021

Another day full of fun is about to begin!

11am-4pm today!

Saints Flight is estimated to land at 1pm (subject to change)

Crawler Course & Trail opens back up!
And so much more!

See you soon! Indian Creek Farmstead, more than a pumpkin patch!

09/11/2021
09/06/2021
09/04/2021

On 09/04/21 at approximately 12:23pm, Menard County Sheriff’s Deputies and members of the US Marshal’s Violent Fugitive Task Force took Raymond D. Gum into custody at a residence in the 300 block of E. Liberty in Petersburg, on a Missouri arrest warrant for murder in the first degree and armed criminal action.

The sheriff’s office would like to extend our appreciation to the US Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force, Missouri Highway Patrol, Petersburg Police, and Athens Police for their assistance in this investigation. We would also like to thank the public for their information, support, and cooperation. No further details are available regarding this matter.

The public is reminded that all suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. We ask that any and all comments on this page remain civil and respectful. Thank you.

09/04/2021

**UPDATED — THIS INDIVIDUAL IS IN CUSTODY**

09-03-21, the Menard County Sheriff's Office was contacted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol – Division of Criminal investigation regarding a homicide investigation. MHP advised that they were currently investigating a homicide and had identified Raymond D. Gum, age 34, as a person of interest in the investigation. Gum has previously been a resident of Petersburg and has numerous ties to the area. Sheriff's deputies and Petersburg officers attempted to locate Gum, but were unsuccessful.

During the evening hours on 09/03/21, the vehicle that Gum was alleged to have been driving was located in a remote location in rural Petersburg. Deputies were able to confirm that during the early morning hours of 09/03/21, Gum was in the area where the vehicle was located. Deputies and officers are continuing to attempt to locate Gum at this time, but it is believed he is no longer in the area where the vehicle was located.

A warrant has been issued by the State of Missouri for the arrest of Raymond D. Gum for the offenses of Murder in the First Degree and Armed Criminal Action. Gum is described as a white male, approximately 5'10” and weighing approximately 240 pounds. Please see attached photos.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Gum is urged to please contact the Menard County Sheriff's Office at 217-632-2273 or Sangamon/Menard County Crime Stoppers at 217-788-8427. Gum should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. This investigation remains active and ongoing.

All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

2021 PFD Sponsors!  Our sincere thanks to each and every one of you for your continued support of our department and the...
08/31/2021

2021 PFD Sponsors! Our sincere thanks to each and every one of you for your continued support of our department and the community!!!

2021 PFD Sponsors! Our sincere thanks to each and every one of you for your continued support of our department and the community!!!

Wow!!!  What a way to do an outing.  Thank you all so much for a very successful day yesterday supporting PFD and our an...
08/29/2021

Wow!!! What a way to do an outing. Thank you all so much for a very successful day yesterday supporting PFD and our annual PORTA PFD Scholarship for our local graduates and their continued education! Huge thank you to all of our participants, Shambolee, our sponsors & Reinecke BBQ for a wonderful event. Congratulations to all our winners! You guys are the best, let’s plan for next year!

08/28/2021
08/26/2021

Employment opportunity -- We are seeking applicants for the position of full-time Corrections Officer/Telecommunicator. Please see the below posting for more information. The deadline to apply is this coming Monday, September 1, 2021 by 4:00pm.

07/27/2021

Members of RRFR this week are undergoing special training to develop the skills necessary to save themselves should they ever find themselves submerged in water while in full gear. This particular training is a first for the department. While it may seem unusual, we had this exact situation play out in recent years when one of our members fell into a swimming pool inside a home while searching in blackout conditions.

Concert night 2021 at the Menard County Fairgrounds!
07/24/2021

Concert night 2021 at the Menard County Fairgrounds!

Concert night 2021 at the Menard County Fairgrounds!

07/23/2021
2021 PFD Firefighter Picnic!  Huge thanks to Kyle & Crystal Honkala for hosting the event!
07/18/2021

2021 PFD Firefighter Picnic! Huge thanks to Kyle & Crystal Honkala for hosting the event!

Address

302 E Taylor St
Petersburg, IL
62675

General information

Our department is a part time fire department consisting of 25 dedicated members. Our members currently hold various State Fire Marshal certification including Firefighter 2, Firefighter 3, Fire Apparatus Engineer, Fire Service Vehicle Operator, Rope Rescue Operations, Rescue Specialist Vertical-High Angle, Fire Service Instructor 1, Hazardous Material Awareness, Hazardous Material Operations, Technical Rescue Awareness, Vehicle Machinery Operations, and Emergency Medical Technician First Responder, Basic, Intermediate, and Paramedic. Even though our members are highly trained and certified we still depend on mutual aid from other county agencies and MABAS Division 48. Our department is a good standing member of MABAS Division 48 and the Springfield Area Mobile Intensive Care (SAMIC).

Telephone

(217) 632-2349

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Watch as the Petersburg Fire Department runs into a burning home Tuesday morning. Once inside they found a stash of fake bills. Read updates here: http://via.wtvr.com/pS8Ny
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That's awesome but these guys deserves the all the praise for putting it on the line everyday for us give them a thanks
Thanks to Eric Heubner & Kyle Honkala for your help this morning! Really appreciate it!! Home & on the mend.
Just sharing some HFD pictures.
Holding our award for the chili cookoff