Wheaton FD responds to 117 fires in 2016
The calls in Wheaton included 117 fires - 80 structure fires, eight vehicle fires and 26 other fires. The fire department also responded to three calls for ruptures, explosions or overheating.
In all, the department saw $446,850 in fire loss - or about $3,819 per fire.
The department also received 802 false calls, including one malicious call and 801 other false calls.
One fire service member was injured in fire-related incidents.
The Wheaton Firefighters' Pension Fund, which has 38 active employees and 19 retired or inactive employees, was $1,673,065 in debt as of April 2016, according to the fund's mandated filings with the Illinois Department of Insurance. That amounts to $14,300 for every fire in 2016.