Pesotum Fire District is roughly anything in Champaign County south of 500N, East of 600E and West of 1500E. This includes Interstate 57 Between the 224 and the 215 mile posts
Additionally, we offer mutual aid support to all other local volunteer departments in Champaign and Douglas County.
In addition to Fire/Rescue duties, PFD is classified as a Medical First Responder Unit
First responders, like ambulance paramedics, are alerted to emergency calls from a radio tone dispatched through the 911 system. Arrow Ambulance is toned simultaneouly. That crew however, will take longer to reach the person(s) in need.
Firefighter personnel, who provide initial response, are oriented toward basic life support and sustaining survival over the first few minutes of a medical emergency.
When ambulance officers (who are trained to diagnose and administer drugs) join the firefighters on scene, the role of Medical First Responder changes to that of assisting the ambulance officers.