Wood Dale FPD responds to 72 fires in 2016
The calls in Wood Dale included 72 fires - 45 structure fires, eight vehicle fires and 17 other fires. The fire department also responded to two calls for ruptures, explosions or overheating.
In all, the department saw $133,050 in fire loss - or about $1,848 per fire.
The department also received 273 false calls, including four malicious calls and 269 other false calls.
One fire service member was injured in non fire-related incidents.
The Wood Dale FPD Firefighters' Pension Fund, which has 24 active employees and 42 retired or inactive employees, was $1,758,928 in debt as of May 2016, according to the fund's mandated filings with the Illinois Department of Insurance. That amounts to $24,430 for every fire in 2016.