Petersburg’s volunteer fire department is looking for more firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and search and rescue members. Training opportunities will be coming up early next year.

Matt Lichtenstein asked three long-time volunteers to talk about their experience with the department including Fire Chief Doug Welde, Assistant Chief and EMT Dave Berg and EMS Lieutenant Valerie Allen.
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Fire department volunteers can qualify for several benefits including a break on property tax, year-round medevac insurance, and workers compensation insurance for training and emergency response. Training for firefighters, ETT’s and search and rescue volunteers all takes place locally during evenings and weekends.

For more information on how to volunteer, you can contact the department at 772-3355.