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Elmhurst FD responds to 94 fires in 2017

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By Local Labs News Service | Jun 28, 2018

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Elmhurst Fire Department responded to 812 calls in 2017 - 1.9 percent less than the previous year, according to data from the National Fire Incident Reporting System.

The calls in Elmhurst included 94 fires - 47 structure fires, 17 vehicle fires and 30 other fires. The fire department also responded to seven calls for ruptures, explosions or overheating.

In all, the department saw $1,487,814 in fire loss - or about $15,828 per fire.

The department also received 711 false calls, including three malicious calls and 708 other false calls.

The calls resulted in two civilian fire-related injuries. Additionally, one fire service member was injured in fire-related incidents.

The Elmhurst Firefighters Pension Fund, which has 40 active employees and 44 retired or inactive employees, was $383,209 in debt as of December 2016, according to the fund's mandated filings with the Illinois Department of Insurance. That amounts to $3,992 for every fire in 2016.

Elmhurst Fire Department fire incidents
2016
2017
Year-over-year change (%)
Structure Fires
50
47
-6
Vehicle Fires
19
17
-10.5
Other fires
27
30
11.1
Total Fires
96
94
-2.1
Total Calls
828
812
-1.9

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