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Oak Brook FD responds to 50 fires in 2017

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By Local Labs News Service | Jun 25, 2018

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Oak Brook Fire Department responded to 416 calls in 2017 - 22 percent more than the previous year, according to data from the National Fire Incident Reporting System.

The calls in Oak Brook included 50 fires - 11 structure fires, 21 vehicle fires and 18 other fires. The fire department also responded to nine calls for ruptures, explosions or overheating.

In all, the department saw $244,300 in fire loss - or about $4,886 per fire.

The department also received 357 false calls, including seven malicious calls and 350 other false calls.

One fire service member was injured in fire-related incidents.

The Oak Brook Firefighters Pension Fund, which has 32 active employees and 53 retired or inactive employees, was $776,307 in debt as of December 2016, according to the fund's mandated filings with the Illinois Department of Insurance. That amounts to $28,752 for every fire in 2016.

Oak Brook Fire Department fire incidents
2016
2017
Year-over-year change (%)
Structure Fires
5
11
120
Vehicle Fires
11
21
90.9
Other fires
11
18
63.6
Total Fires
27
50
85.2
Total Calls
341
416
22

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