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Oak Brook FD responds to 28 fires in 2016

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By Local Labs News Service | Sep 21, 2017

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Oak Brook Fire Department responded to 341 calls in 2016, according to data from the National Fire Incident Reporting System obtained by the DuPage Policy Journal.

The calls in Oak Brook included 28 fires - five structure fires, 11 vehicle fires and 11 other fires. The fire department also responded to one call for ruptures, explosions or overheating.

In all, the department saw $93,750 in fire loss - or about $3,348 per fire.

The department also received 313 false calls, including eight malicious calls and 305 other false calls.

The Oak Brook Firefighters' Pension Fund, which has 32 active employees and 57 retired or inactive employees, was $2,800,155 in debt as of December 2015, according to the fund's mandated filings with the Illinois Department of Insurance. That amounts to $100,006 for every fire in 2016.

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