Itasca FPD responds to 50 fires in 2016
The calls in Itasca included 50 fires - 32 structure fires, six vehicle fires and 12 other fires.
In all, the department saw $288,350 in fire loss - or about $5,767 per fire.
The department also received 196 false calls, including four malicious calls and 192 other false calls.
The calls resulted in one civilian fire-related injury. Additionally, three fire service member were injured in non fire-related incidents.
The Itasca FPD #1 Firefighters' Pension Fund, which has 24 active employees and nine retired or inactive employees, was $304,314 in debt as of May 2016, according to the fund's mandated filings with the Illinois Department of Insurance. That amounts to $6,086 for every fire in 2016.