PVFD moves into new station


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Three engines sit parked at the new fire station on Thursday night after the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department moved equipment and gear into the new building on Haugen Drive. In addition to the engines, two ambulances, an equipment truck, search and rescue van and a pick-up are parked in the six bay facility. All vehicle doors can now be opened without touching adjacent vehicles, as was the case in the old station on Nordic Drive. See page 16 for more photos.

As of Thursday night, the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department began responding to emergencies from their new fire hall. Trucks and emergency vehicles, with lights flashing, drove to the new Haugen Drive location and started the process of moving-in.

During the Thursday night move-in over 40 volunteers from all branches of the department (EMS, fire, search and rescue) were present. Locker assignments and bunker gear storage were assigned to each member based upon tenure with the department.

Battalion Chief Jon Stephen is the longest serving volunteer who has been on-board since July 1965. J...

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